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Why Your Feet Probably Hurt


A person with flat feet is prone to foot pain often because inadequate footwear harms their feet rather than protects them.  Most people don’t know that different shoes are made for different types of feet.  Some shoes in the shoe store are designed to help people with flat feet while other are designed to help people with high-arched feet or “normal” arches.  


This means that buying shoes based on their look can lead to some serious foot pain because people often buy shoes that don’t match their foot type.  This is the first problem that causes foot pain.  People with flat feet are wearing inadequate shoes that contribute to foot pain and foot conditions like plantar fasciitis.  


At the same time, the in soles in store-bought shoes are often low-quality, made of cheap material, and made for the average sole, as in people with normal arches.  This does not help people with flat feet one bit and another main reason for the onset of foot pain.  Our patients that stand up all day at work or are constantly agile end up with foot pain because of incorrect footwear. 


How To Protect Your Feet And Alleviate Foot Pain


With one visit to the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, your foot pain can disappear forever.  A podiatrist at either our Sun City podiatry or Scottsdale podiatry locations will provide you the advice on the type of shoes that you need to help your feet heal and keep your feet comfortable throughout the day.  Based on your lifestyle, walking pattern, and foot shape, we will also recommend certain brands to buy that are the best for people with flat feet. 


Next, a foot doctor at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists will create a custom pair of orthotics for your.  These orthotics specifically match your walking pattern and foot shape and provide the maximum amount of support while walking.  Most of my patients are amazed at how much better they feel everyday because of podiatrist-made orthotics.  These orthotics are not the same as the in soles one may buy at CVS since they are customized to your feet.  


At the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, Dr. Michael Stegman and Dr. John Erotas are dedicated to helping you recover from foot pain.  There is a cause, a reason why you are having foot pain and let me assure you, this foot pain is not normal.  If you are having foot pain, it is time to see one of our podiatrists and we will discover and treat the causing, where once again you will be free of foot pain!


Call (480) 483-9000 and schedule your consultation.