Do You Know Your Foot-type?
“Knowledge is good”. That is the motto of the fictional “Faber
College” in the movie “Animal House”. So it is in your best interest to
learn what kind of foot-type you have. There is a big difference
between a foot that is “flat” versus one that is “rigid”. Those kiosks
that you see at the stores claim that they can fit you with a “custom-
orthotic” when you step on a foot-print plate. There is much more to it
than that! Medicine is an art just as much as it is a science and you
can't produce a balanced foot until you have a lower extremity exam
performed. A suitable orthotic is then determined. By the way, there is
much more to an orthotic than just “supporting the arch”. A good
orthotic should be a comfortable material that balances the back and
front of the foot. The kiosks can't do that with their products.
I encourage health-conscious persons to make an appointment
onsite or online to have a “foot wellness exam”. The end result will be
gaining “knowledge” of your foot-type. This will enable you to know
what type of shoes to purchase. You can add even more foot stability
with an orthotic, so you will be able to walk and exercise with optimal
comfort and support.
Walk Strong...with orthotics,
Doc Rick DPM