Myths About Flat Feet
Shoes for Flat Feet
The feet are the foundation of your body. The health of your foot can impact the condition of the rest of your body. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about foot health, including myths about flat feet.
Myth #1: Flat feet are just a normal part of aging.
Many of the conditions we associate with age, like osteoarthritis, are not inevitable. In fact, many of the degenerative conditions that cause lower body joint pain are actually the result of excessive impact—a life lived on unforgiving surfaces. Fallen arches, too, may be the result of impact-induced injury. But flat feet are not a necessary consequence of getting older. Proper footwear and foot care can help you maintain healthy foot structure into your golden years.
Myth #2: Flat feet need to be corrected even if they don’t cause any foot pain.
For some people, flat feet are nothing more than a cosmetic issue. It is possible for the body to adapt to the absence of a natural foot arch, so flat feet do not inevitably lead to pain in the foot or up the kinetic chain. In these cases, corrections are not necessary.
Myth #3: Flat feet that don’t cause pain do not need attention.
It is possible for the body to adapt to flat feet. However, it is more likely that the lack of a natural foot arch will pull lower body joints out of alignment, particularly if you have had natural arches that have fallen over time.
To prevent foot pain and lower body joint issues, people with flat feet should have a thorough examination by their health care practitioner to check for early signs of alignment problems and/or undue wear in ankles, knees, hips and lower back.
The Facts about Shoes for Flat Feet
If you do need treatment for flat feet, doctors will often recommend arch supports and/or orthotics. But there’s a better alternative to after-market flat feet solutions: shoes with built-in flat feet treatment.
The built-in Z-Orthotic™ provides rigid support that keeps ligaments in their natural (intended) position.
Adjustable arch support allows you to select the most comfortable height for your foot.
The patented spring-loaded heel reduces impact to provide pain relief for and prevent future impact-induced injuries.
Trust your feet to find the best solution for flat feet pain relief and lower body joint stability. Contact us to order your Z-CoiL Pain Relief Footwear today!
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