Foot supports are frequently used to treat numerous foot conditions. The actual scientific data is they are in general effective and that they work more often than not to help people with a range of different foot conditions. Regardless of that success there are lots of people and health professionals that do not recommend foot orthotics, occasionally looking at them as crutches and to be avoided as people may become dependant on them. Because of this they advocate against them and propose options. There are numerous of choices that may be attempted if an well informed selection is made by each individual in regards to what is best for them. One choice is muscle strengthening. The muscles that support the arch of the foot may be strengthened and reconditioned to support the arch. The only problem with this method is that it will not be something which will probably occur in the short term and it is much more of a long term option. This is usually a concern if there is a lot of pain existing and a short term remedy is necessary.
One more option is with flip flops which have the arch support included in them. There are actually multiple brands available on the market with the Archies Arch Support Thongs being one of the most well known. They are called “thongs” because that is what they call flip flops in Australia which is where these are sold. There are quite a few jokes about this language variation. The Archie thongs features a 2.2 centimetre arch constructed into them which is fairly similar to what you get in many pre-fabricated foot supports. These are proving to be very well liked with podiatrists in Australia with many podiatry clinics marketing them. This is an option which is in keeping with people who prefer to use that kind of footwear as a lifestyle choice as foot supports will reduce the range of shoes which can be used.