The problem with my arches just increases the amount of pain I suffer with. I am concerned that using orthotics for my foot is not going to help as a long term solution. I still have I hope at least another 35 or so years before I leave this earth. Has anyone had the surgery to repair the problem? I know everyone is different, but a rough idea would help I think. Did it help? Flat feet can be present in newborns or develop during childhood. In many cases, the condition can be hereditary. However, flat feet can also be attributed to many other causes.
Basically anything that holds your orthotics and gives you tons of support is great. NB has a lot of options so you can always ask them for reccommendations to make sure you have the shoe of choice but they are one of the best companies out there and really the orthotics make the buggest difference. A child who moves with modern-day shoes or braces (orthotics) will always alter their gait abnormally. It is very awkward for them and their proprioception (body position) and kines thetic sense (nervous system response to “feeling” the ground) are hindered. Ligament laxity and tibialis posterior muscle weakness can and does often occur resulting in FFF.
Orthotics correctover-pronation and can help diminish or eradicate many common aches and pains caused by flat feet or fallen arches and other ailments of the foot. Orthotics are not expensive, costing between $30 and $40 per pair. Purchasing a pair of orthotic insoles can be a worthwhile investment in your health, because they can also help avoid many future foot and lower body ailments. There are many outlets across the country where you can buy medical shoes in the country. With a variety of styles, there are a number of orthopaedic shoes which are meant to cater to people suffering from some sort of physical deformity who require therapeutic shoes.
Any shoe which is flexible and bends easily in the middle section, is probably not providing sufficient arch support. Try to bend your running shoe at the toes and at the middle section; if the front part of the shoes is more flexible and bends a much more easily than the middle part of the shoes it is suitable for overpronators. These shoe designs offer the benefit of limited motion within the shoe, which provides a high level of stability to the runner as well as an added layer of foam cushion along the instep, helping the runner avoid inward pronation.
Most flexible flat feet are asymptomatic, and do not cause pain. In these cases, there is usually no cause for concern, and the condition may be considered a normal human variant. Flat feet were formerly a physical-health reason for service-rejection in many militaries. However, three military studies on asymptomatic adults (see section below), suggest that persons with asymptomatic flat feet are at least as tolerant of foot stress as the population with various grades of arch. Asymptomatic flat feet are no longer a service disqualification in the U.S. military. In addition to ligament injuries, fractures and dislocations of the bones in the midfoot can also lead to a flatfoot deformity.