Arch Supports

Customized arch supports help control foot motion throughout the gait cycle at the rear foot, mid-foot and forefoot.

Customized arch supports help control foot motion throughout the gait cycle at the rear foot, mid-foot and forefoot. Dr. Stebbing constructs arch supports in her office, tailoring them to each person's individual feet over several visits. Arch supports are ideal for casual runners, serious athletes, and others experiencing foot pain.

Arch supports are different from orthotics: they are not constructed with a molded cast but instead created in the office, tailored to each individual foot over several visits. Arch supports are full length, assisting with the control of foot motion throughout the gait cycle at the rear foot, mid foot, and forefoot.

Custom-crafted arch supports are ideal for runners or running athletes as they assist with controlling motion throughout the gait cycle while supporting the arch.

A well-constructed arch support aligns the heel so the Achilles lies perpendicular to the ground with a fully supported arch and correct positioning at the forefoot. Dr. Stebbing adapts each arch support for each individual foot. The shoe in which the arch support fits becomes an integral part of the correction, as shoes have more or less natural support.

Arch supports are fabricated in Dr. Stebbing’s office during the office visit, and are adjusted over time to obtain ideal alignment. They are made from flexible heat-molding materials that conform to the shape of the patient’s foot. Adjustments are made from under the sole, lifting the arch into place.

Custom-crafted arch supports are ideal for runners and others with foot, ankle, knee or hip dysfunction as they assist with the control of motion throughout the gait cycle. The cost is reasonable, and partially covered by most insurance companies.

At 35, Mary gave birth to a baby boy last year. She returned quickly to running and started to have left foot pain. It turns out that her foot is now half a size bigger. Mary would benefit from correctly sized shoes and an arch support.

Chris, a 50 year old insurance broker, is having regular knee pain. He notices that he walks with his toes pointed out. On exam, he is extremely flat footed. He would benefit from arch supports to align his feet so they point forward.