Despite the fact that people walk on their feet every single day, they don’t give them much thought…well, that is until there is a problem. One of the many foot problems that can go on for years unnoticed until a visit to the physician is a high arch. However, high arches can cause a significant amount of pain and discomfort in your everyday life. Luckily, there is a simple way to deal with the problem effectively: special orthotic shoe inserts.

What Exactly Is a High Arch?

If you have a high arch and you compare your foot with someone with a normal or average arch, you are going to notice that the gap between the ground and the middle of their foot is smaller than yours. This is why it is called a “high” arch.

Understand the Problems High Arches Can Cause

When you have a high arch, it can cause a significant number of problems for you. This is because it causes you to walk differently, which puts a lot of unnecessary stress on not only your feet, but various parts of your body. While you will most likely experience discomfort and pain in both of your feet, it is highly likely that you may experience pain in your knees and lower back as well. You may be more likely to develop callouses and corns on your feet and more prone to ankle sprains and other related issues as well.

Adequate Support CAN Offer Sufficient Relief

When you purchase and utilize high arch orthotic supports, you are taking the right step towards dealing with your high arch problem more effectively, efficiently and safely. These inserts will help you get the right cushioning necessary in your shoes to compensate for the issues that you are experiencing with the high arch. This makes it considerably more comfortable to walk, which allows your posture to straighten up and your body weight to even out thereby reducing the overall stress on your body and alleviating your pain and discomfort.

Get a Diagnosis and Contact Us

If you have not been diagnosed with a high arch, you may want to speak to a doctor first and get that confirmation first. In the meantime, feel free to browse our a selection of high arch orthotic inserts here at River Valley Comfort Shoes that can help to improve your overall quality of life by hopefully eliminating some of that pain from your life.