Flat Feet


 

How it feels

You can have flat feet and not have a concern in the world.  In fact some of the worlds greatest runners have flat feet.  On the other hand flexible flat feet can give you all kinds of trouble.  It looks like you have an arch when you are off your feet, but once you stand up, your arches drop to some degree or flatten completely.  Depending on how you respond to your flat feet, you can have pain under the ball of the foot (metatarsalgia) or heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis).  But that's not all. Those falling arches cause misalignment of your body that is the most frequent source of ankle, knee, hip and back pain, sore, tender leg muscles and cramps (shin splints).  But like they say on the infomercials - there is more.  Flat feet are associated with shoulder and neck pain, scoliosis, even headaches and TMJ pain. 

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This flattening out of the feet is common in over 80% of the population and especially for those who have an Elevated First Metatarsal or Morton's Foot Syndrome.  When your first metatarsal and big toe is not naturally weight bearing, you have to hyperpronate for your first metatarsal to get down to the ground.  In studies of "normal" college students the first metatarsal did not become weight bearing until 88% of the weight bearing cycle was over - almost at toe-off.   

While some people respond by allowing themselves to freely hyperpronate - they are knock kneed - most people do not like the feeling.  Instead, without being aware of it, they use their calf muscles and hip abductors to fight the hyperpronation motion.  Along with suffering from muscle overuse, they also end up overcompensating to become supinators.  Outside heel wear and some times even outside wear in the forefoot testifies to this compensation response.  (Look at the bottom of an old pair of shoes to see what you are doing.)

 

 

Flat foot

People who hyperpronate (left) often compensate by supinating (right),

How to eliminate the pain

All the conditions caused by hyperpronating or supinating feet can be very painful and become debilitating when they ultimately develop into osteoarthritis, severe muscle pain and injured, inflamed  ligaments and tendons.  You can eliminate supination by eliminating hyperpronation.  You can eliminate hyperpronation by altering the way you use the muscles controlling your feet and your posture.  This can be done consciously, but is more easily done through a natural body process called proprioception - altering the way your brain perceives your feet and their weight bearing position.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hyperpronation

If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from when you are sitting with your feet on the ground to when you are standing.  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause severe joint, muscle, tendon and ligament pain. 

 

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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms originating with flat feet.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 

 

"Normalize Your Feet"

 

 

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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.
 
 

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