We use foot orthotics for various conditions. Most people have fallen arches in their feet and they are not even aware of it. 90% of people by the time they reach the age of 40 have fallen arches. What that actually means is if you look at this chart (this is a chart of the various states of pressure that build up on your feet when your arch collapses and I will explain that in more detail later) this would be a normal configuration and when the arc drops in the middle of the foot, the pressure changes and it goes mild to moderate and you can see severe. So what this actually means (and let’s walk over to this chart which shows the side view of the foot) along the bottom of foot is what’s call the plantar fascia and the fascia is a ligamentous, muscular support system, that supports the bottom and when the arch drops downward you can see this distance gets elongated, then you will have inflammation and soreness in the bottom of the foot. How we deal with that in our office is what’s called a 3D laser scanner, where you stand on and it measures the pressure on the bottom of your feet and upon doing that it will classify where you’re at and the computer (it gets sent to a computer in Virginia) will download your information in a national data base of normative foot data and they will come up with various orthotics where the computer generates that supports your deficiencies. So if this is a problem you are struggling with, call our office today. We can do a scan of your feet and we can talk about it and see what orthotics work best for you. Give us a call.