Is Your Sugar-Filled Christmas Stocking Giving You Diabesity?

Happy Holidays! There’s a new word that many Americans will be learning of in the New Year.  It’s called diabesity.  You may be one that has it as one out of two Americans do.   Diabesity is a medical condition that leads to many other medical complications including weight gain, obesity, hypertension and more.  It is […]

Orthaheel Orthotics

We may have been born shoeless, but most of us in modern society do continually walk on hard flat surfaces and must wear shoe gear.  Our feet will adapt to many surfaces such as dirt, sand, and grass, but they can only adapt to whatever surface they are on.  For most of us, that is […]

ara Shoes – A Shoe That Helps Match Fashion & Comfort

ara shoes are a new brand that we now carry here at ArchMasters. They really exemplify a good combination of comfort and style. They have several unique features that I like. HOT, WET FEET?  No problem with 360° cool – ara helps keep feet dry in many weather conditions.  They have upper insulation properties that […]

Plantar Fasciitis 201: Certain Misconceptions and Treatments

Anatomical diagrams illustrating the components of the plantar fascia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Listed below are some common misconceptions and treatments frequently used for heel pain. You have a heel spur:  In most cases the heel spur is irrelevant. Many people who have huge heel spurs have never experienced pain. Heel spurs are caused by plantar […]

How Many Arches Are In My Feet? Anatomy of Custom Orthotics.

You’ve read many times or have been told to “Get good support” for your arches. Even articles you’ve read or advice you’ve received from medical professionals, family, friends, neighbors or even a shoe sales person saying, “Support your arch, build up your arch.”  They all suggest paying attention to the inside arch of your foot.  […]

Swiftwick Socks- Another Brand with Quality and Function.

At ArchMasters-Orthotics, Shoes & Footcare, we strive to provide you with the best (and you will not find me saying that word too often) products to help you achieve functional support and comfort with style. According to the American Academy of Podiatric SportsMedicine, for the serious athlete, socks have become recognized as an essential component […]

I NEED AN ORTHOTIC! – Custom

Originally, the word “custom orthotic” meant a foot support fabricated from a mold of your feet along with a prescription for correction in the alignment of your feet.  However, the word “Custom” has become abused and misleading as your political opponent.  You now see and hear “Custom” fit, made, molded, etc. yet it is really […]

Buying Shoes Online or At Discount Stores May Be Costing You More Than You Think

Ms. Jones came to my podiatry office complaining of a painful corn between her toes.  She explained that she saw a stylish pair of shoes for a great deal and she just had to get them even though she knew they didn’t fit quite right (they were a half size or so different from what […]