Arch Support Q&A with Dr. Deborah Kowalchuk of Resurgens Orthopaedics

Dr. Deborah Kowalchuk - Resurgens - BSA 0516

Q:Can a lack of arch support impact more than just your feet? 

A :Flat shoes with no cushioning or arch support fail to absorb the forces transmitted to the foot with each step—which may increase the forces through your joints leading to pain in the ankles, knees, hips and back, or allow the foot to pronate abnormally causing tendon and ligament injury. Comfortable shoes with cushioning, a stiffer sole and some arch support help improve alignment and maintain the heel in neutral, which will decrease the forces through other joints,according to Dr. Deborah Kowalchuk of Resurgens Orthopaedics.


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