Think back to a time when you were walking on a sandy beach and how the sand completely supported your feet. That’s actually the way nature intended for us to walk! Unfortunately, instead of walking barefoot on soft sandy beaches, we mainly walk on hard pavements and floors in unsupported footwear. These hard surfaces encourage your feet to roll inwards, causing your arches to flatten and come into contact with the ground. This condition is called ‘over-pronation’ and it affects an estimated 70% of the British population!
Foot types can be divided into three major groups: flat foot (Pes Planus), high arched foot (Pes Valgus) and normal to low arched foot.
While it is considered a major foot type, a true 'fallen arch' is actually very rare. In fact, less than 5% of the population have fallen arches. The term ‘flat feet' or 'fallen arches' refers to a foot with no arch present whatsoever and the entire bottom surface of the foot being flat on the ground. This can cause aches and pains and so in order to combat the problem of fallen arches, special insoles have been specially designed to support your foot as you walk, at the same time ensuring that the muscles in your feet are built up correctly. Orthotic insoles for fallen arches help to combat the problem before it can escalate.
All Foot Types can Pronate
The majority of the population have a normal to low arch and while the arch can appear to be normal, most of us actually suffer from over-pronation during walking, running and standing due to the hard, flat and unnatural surfaces that we walk on. Combined with the wearing of unsupportive footwear, this can have painful lasting effects which are where fallen arches insoles come in. With every step, the arches flatten and the ankles roll inwards, however, this can be resolved with the help of insoles for fallen arches, by offering support where it’s needed to alter your walking pattern.
Pronation itself is not wrong, as we need to pronate and supinate as part of our natural gait cycle. Pronation (rolling in) acts as a shock-absorbing mechanism and supination (rolling out) helps to propel our feet forward. However, in the case that you are suffering from fallen arches, this can cause further pain. With the help of fallen arches insoles, inserted into your favourite shoes, you can walk in comfort and full the right correction and support.
How FootActive Insoles Help
FootActive insoles provide excellent support for fallen arches and can be placed into any shoes that you wish to wear, meaning that you aren’t restricted to only one pair of shoes, and as they come in multiple different shapes and sizes, whether it be for children or adults, they are a worthwhile investment. Insoles can provide instant relief to fallen arches.
We believe that the ability to walk comfortably shouldn’t be a luxury, and so we work hard to offer our insoles for fallen arches at competitive but affordable prices. All our products are created from high quality materials to give you the right support to correct the symptoms and pain associated with fallen arches.
Although there is no actual cure for over-pronation it is possible to correct or at least reduce this problem.
In order to restore our normal foot function an 'orthotic' or insole device is placed inside the shoes. FootActive shoe inserts are designed to realign the foot and ankle bones to their natural position. This in turn restores our normal foot function and it helps alleviate not only foot problems but also ailments in other parts of the body i.e. the legs, knees and lower back.
In addition to wearing an orthotic, it is recommended to wear supportive shoes, like good quality athletic footwear with a firm heel counter and sufficient flexibility in the forefoot area.
Or good quality leather lace-up shoes with a strong heel counter to provide stability to the ankle joint.