Arch Supports - There's a better way!


 

We understand, most people believe they need arch supports because that's what podiatrists worldwide have been prescribing for decades.  This is NEW TECHNOLOGY. This is the health smart way so please, don't start "jacking up" your arches like a car with a flat tire.  New technology literally allows you fix the tire on the fly without stopping at the service station. It is as simple as applying better muscular control over your arches and that's exactly what we help you do.  There are no mandatory exercises because we make it happen automatically.  All you will feel is  better, stronger and more balanced.  

You should be skeptical.  It's your body, and you want to do the right thing. Try this little test and you'll understand what we mean:

Stand up.  Scrunch up your feet as if you were trying to use your feet to pick up a towel from the floor.

  • Can you feel your arches rising?

If you can raise your arches, you have all the muscle we need to help you strengthen your feet naturally by exercising them a little with every step.  Just making them move the right way will make you feel an instant difference and they strengthen quickly. 

What you should know about arch supports  •   •   •   •   •   • 

Podiatrists prescribe arch supports for high arches, low arches and no arches.  Doesn't it matter what your arches do?

Arch supports are designed to immobilize or limit the motion of your feet which is exactly what you need if you're injured.  Are you injured, or are you mostly trying to fix aches and pains?

Immobilizing any part of the body will lead to loss of function. Would you wear a neck brace if you didn't need it?

Most people have flexible arches that drop some when standing, but there is no ideal arch height.  Less than 20% of the population have flat feet.  Do you have flat feet or just low arches?

Less than 3% of the population have rigid feet and need special orthotics.  Can you move your feet naturally?

Most activities like sports or walking places most of your weight on your forefoot. Why do orthotics do nothing in the forefoot?

Arch supports weaken your feet

Most people do not need arch supports

NO - If you have functional arches, even if they are low, you don't need arch supports.

NO - If you have high flexible arches, you don't need arch supports. 

Arch supports are helpful under certain conditions

YES - People who have flat feet benefit from arch supports.

YES - People who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain) benefit from using arch supports temporarily while the fascia attachment heals.  After the pain is gone, the arch supports should be removed to preserve natural motion of the foot. 

 
The forefoot does most of the work and balancing.

Fallen Arches

Everybody over 40 believes they have "fallen arches", but the fact is that most of us were born with arches that sag a little when under weight. 

How far will they fall? Why are they falling? Does everyone who spends a lot of time on his or her feet ultimately end up with flat feet?

Most of the concept of fallen arches lies in the fact that as we age and skip exercise, we loose muscle tone.  When we weaken the arches drop.  The proof can easily be found among children in the age of electronic games.  They are weaker and have lots of problems with their feet and posture. 

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Getting to the root cause

If you lean slightly forward and bend your knees,all your toes should be on the ground.  If they are, figure A, you'd be balanced and your arch would be stable—not dropping.  The problem is that for most people, the big toe and first metatarsal are not properly weight bearing.  It is an issue of the bones in the foot - specifically the head of the Talus (ankle bone).  Because of an upward rotation of the head of the Talus, the first metatarsal and the big toe literally have to travel a small distance toward the ground to become weight bearing, and in the process the inside of the foot, the arch, collapses. 

The elevated first metatarsal also causes the ankle to roll in and an internal rotation of the leg.  You were born with the elevated first metatarsal which greatly impacts your gait and posture. 

The muscles controlling your arches were stronger when you were younger and more active. By the same token, children today are less active and weaker, and as a result, they suffer with back aches and other musculoskeletal pain in record numbers.  Most people try to control their arches using the wrong muscles - we call them “bracers”  because they brace their muscles against hyperpronation.  That leads to tired calf muscles and shin splints.  We know with certainty that faulty foot mechanics and poor posture catches up with you as you age.  By the age of 40, most people suffer from some kind of foot and posture related musculoskeletal pain.   

 


Fig A. All the toes should be on the ground.

 


The elevated first metatarsal seen in the frontal plane

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ProKinetics® Posture Control Insoles®

When you pick up a towel from the floor with your feet, you bring your first metatarsal and big toe down to the ground so your foot can be properly supported.  That is exactly what Posture Control Insoles® do - bring your first metatarsal and big toe down to the ground.  Simply put, Posture Control Insoles® put that foot exercise you did "on automatic" with every step - they help your body heal itself.  The insoles allow your body to correct your gait and posture.  Your performance will improve, your muscles will relax and your pain will subside.  It doesn't happen instantaneously, but after 7-10 days you should feel a significant difference. 

That is our guarantee.  In fact, if you are not satisfied with the results, we will refund your entire purchase price including *shipping and handling. 

 

*limited to standard shipping by priority mail. 

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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

  • Check your shoe wear pattern

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  • Check your foot mechanics

We'll show you exactly how.  Click to proceed with your "2 minute evaluation".

Would you rather just test them in your shoes?  You'll have what you need with the Perfect Fit™ package giving you both the 3.5 mm and the 6.0 mm pair - the second pair at a 40% discount. 

Relief in just a few days: Start by choosing Gender and Size.

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*Choose#1 (low) Arch for flat feet and mild Plantar Fasciitis.  Choose #2 (high) Arch for severe Plantar Fasciitis. Otherwise choose NO arch support.
 
 

Perfect Fit™
$70.00 + S&H

 


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