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The Great Benefits Of Using Arch Supports Spenco arch supports in many cases are recommended by podiatrists for patients, who like to walk or run, to improve their performance level. Proper arch support is also recommended for patients that will be on their feet a majority of the time, either standing or walking, that begin to feel tiredness or soreness in their feet. Many of those people are more than happy to spend the money on arch supports, even though they may not truly know the way the arch supports work. Because of this reason, some ignore the reason for the arch support and often don't take the advice of the podiatrist. One common misconception of arch support inserts is that they function to help make the shoe softer and more comfortable. People imagine the inside of their shoes turning from the equivalent of a hardwood floor to the spongy feel of a gymnast’s mat. But that idea is untrue. All this confusion is because of the fact that you may get gel inserts or something similar that have been created to offer comfort for their feet, however this is not the reason behind arch supports. All of this confusion about arch supports originates from the concept that inserts will fill the entire shoe, not only the arch area. However, this happens because the inserts must be in the same spot in the shoe to offer proper support, and providing more surface area enhances the friction. This design trick is used in lieu of actually gluing the arch support in place, which presents other issues, both functional and logistical. Arch supports have another theory, which is that they are used to match the fit of the insoles a little more closely to the foot, particularly when you have a pair of shoes having a higher arch. It has some scientific basis. Without any arch support, the bulk of the weight of the body rests on the balls and heels of the foot. This basically equals about one third of the total foot area. The weight will be concentrated right on these pressure points. By forming the insoles of the shoe to fit your entire foot, or adding inserts to do so, the body weight is a bit more easily distributed. This does have some rational to it, a lot of the pains and aches that individuals feel don't happen at these pressure points but in the actually arch of the foot. The real mechanics of the foot come from the construction of the foot as a bipod. Picture a stick representing a leg, and after that add on a shorter second stick that'll represent a heel. Now at the junction of the sticks, include a third stick downward representing the ball of the foot. You now understand that the majority of the weight is put on the heel, and not on the arch or the ball. The ball of the foot exists to provide a second support point when the foot is walking or climbing. The arch isn't one of your foots support points, instead it is a type of hinge for the ball. Because of this, its real job is to provide flexibility rather than support. The pressure that is put on the hinge is where most of the pain comes from after a lot of activity. The proper foot support will help with some of the strain on the hinge, and reduce the level of stress on the arch. High-tier inserts like Spenco arch supports are made with these mechanics in mind, to reduce the stress on the arch and in turn reduce tiredness and soreness. Feet Relief offers their affordable Spenco arch supports that are comfortable, long lasting, odor free and increase balance and stability all while minimizing supination and pronation. Take a look at http://www.feetrelief.com/ to find out more specifics about Feet Relief.

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