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Arch Support Needs and Running Shoes

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 00:00

Selecting the ideal running shoe with proper arch support is essential for avid runners, as it significantly reduces the risk of common injuries, such as tendonitis or shin splints. Arch support plays a pivotal role in correcting gait issues, ensuring a more efficient and comfortable running experience. When looking for running shoes, it is important to consider various factors, including terrain, distance, and individual arch type. Runners with low arches may benefit from stability shoes, which provide extra support to prevent overpronation, while those with normal or high arches may find neutral shoes more suitable. Comfort should always be a priority, regardless of arch type. To pinpoint the perfect shoe, seeking guidance from a podiatrist can help. This foot doctor can evaluate your arch type and gait pattern to determine the most suitable footwear for your needs, helping to minimize the risk of injury. If you are experiencing arch pain after a run, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an exam and treatment options, which may include custom orthotics.

You should always make sure your running shoes fit properly in order to avoid injury. For more information, contact Genine Befumo, DPM from University Foot and Ankle Center, L.L.C. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

Improper shoe sizing can cause a myriad of problems for your feet. Shoes that don’t fit you properly can lead to muscular imbalances in your body, which can result in foot, knee, and hip injuries.

Tips for Finding the Right Running Shoe

  • Make sure you have a thumb’s width of wiggle room between the end of your longest toe and the front of the shoe.
  • There should be little to no slipping at the heel
  • Don’t assume your size in one shoe brand will be your size in another
  • Do not lace up your shoes too tightly
  • Walk around in the store with your new shoes before you buy them

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our our office located in Monroe Township, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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