Leading expert Michelle Champlin reveals everything you need to know about raising your foot arches.
The most common type of flatfeet is where the ankle leans inwards otherwise known as pronation and that makes the inside medial arch collapse, appearing flat. Contrary to popular belief, flatfeet that pronate causing flatfeet can be corrected.
The 3 steps must address the most important factors in the feet that cause flat feet. The bones, muscles and ligaments must all be retrained.
• The first step is to lift the bones in the feet especially the arch area and that is done in three stages using three different heights of medial arch support called orthotics. It is important at this stage to know how much your foot pronates the degree angle should be measured and divided into three and then using an orthotic to lift to foot in the specific degree angle.
• The second step is to use an electro muscle simulator to engage the nerves and muscles to the sole of the foot and the medial arch.
• Thirdly, the ligaments that hold the bones together should be helped. This is achieved my using foot tapes or special foot pads to help hold the foot in place.