How to Choose Running Shoes to Help Your Foot Pain Caused by Flat Feet

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Mar 21, 2015 3:00:00 PM

blue-and-white-running-shoesAs the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, you may find that your running time increases and you need new running shoes. If you’re running more and you have flat feet, you also may start to experience more foot pain than normal. What you need are the right shoes for your flat feet.

Flat feet have a lower than normal arch caused by an abnormal internal bone structure that’s usually hereditary. While not everyone with flat feet experiences foot pain, if you do have pain in your feet then it’s important that you have a comfortable running shoe. Check out the article below to learn what to look for in a good shoe.

Posted by: Running Shoes Guru

The Best Running Shoes for Flat Feet

Shoes Technologies Aimed at Runners with Flat Feet

Over the last 20 years or so, all the major running footwear producers developed specific technologies aimed at helping runners with flat feet run in comfort and safety.

The key words you have to remember are: stabilitysupport and motion control.

Support is what a flat foot runner needs. When looking at shoes reviews or technical specifications, any indication of “added support” means you are headed in the right direction. Stability is an industry standard term that categorizes running shoes aimed at helping overpronation: every brand has their own collection of Stability Running ShoesMotion Control are Stability Shoes for the most severe overpronators: they include the solutions of stability shoes and focus in enhancing them.

The main technology found in Stability shoes is a medial post of dual density foam. Footwear producers inject a harder compound of foam right below the medial side of the arch and sometimes extended all the way to the heel. It is easily recognizable as a darker (almost always gray) piece of foam on the inside of the midsole.

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While certain types of running shoes or even orthotics can help flat feet, there is a better solution available. The main reason for the lowering of the arch that causes your foot pain is due to misalignment of the feet. The misalignment is caused by the ankle bone slipping off of the heel bone, which unlocks the bones in the middle of your foot and leads to the fallen arch causing flat feet.

Fortunately, there is a remarkable treatment available called HyProCure® that can easily and painlessly correct the misalignment in the foot and help you run foot pain free again.

Adler Footcare is a HyProCure® Center of Excellence. Contact our office today for a free assesment with a New York podiatrist. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

Learn more about HyProCure in the free eBook available for download below.

Treatment for Foot Pain

Topics: foot problems, foot pain