Vegetable gardens are gone, fungus gardens are just starting – Don’t be the next victim.

As the change of season dictates our feet being enclosed in shoes more often than not, take these simple steps to avoid, ulcers and pain. Allow your shoes/boots to dry at least 24 hours before their next use.  Enclosed footwear creates a dark, warm, moist environment, which is exactly what fungus likes to grow in.  […]

Is Running with Your Feet Pointed Forward Good Advice?

–> © Byronwmoore | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos While reading an article on the suggested form for runners, I came across a suggestion that may not be the best advice for every runner.  The advice provided suggested that runners should concentrate on landing on their foot with the toes pointed forward.  Just […]

Fall Prevention Help

The first fall prevention ankle foot orthotic (AFO) originally designed by a physician is available for you.  It is classified as an AFO but it is extremely lightweight, about the weight of a cell phone.  A more precise definition of the device is a “Foot and Ankle Support” with balance technology.  This device easily fits […]

Want the Cadillac of an Ankle Foot Orthotics for Drop Foot?

The foot of a person with Charcot-Marie-Tooth. The lack of muscle, high arch, and hammer toes are signs of the genetic disease. (Charcot-Marie-Tooth) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) At ArchMasters we choose to carry  The Noodle® AFO for those in need of assistance from a condition called “Drop Foot.”  A drop foot gait is the inability to […]

Neuroma – Getting a wider pair of shoes may not help your Morton’s Neuroma

Recovery & scars from Morton’s Neuroma Surgery (Photo credit: chrisfreeland2002) Neuromas of the feet can be pain free or so painful they cause you to stop what you’re doing and even have to get off your foot, remove your shoe and rub it to try and find relief. They are frequently found in women, although […]

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 […]

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.  […]