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Arch Enemy

If your wet footprint consists of the ball of your foot, your heel, and a thin line connecting them on the outside of the foot, you have high arches. 

As a result, your arch doesn't collapse adequately inward to absorb shock after your heel strikes the ground and transfer weight to the ball of your foot. This is called "supination", or underpronation, which can result in too much shock traveling up the legs. Runners and exercise walkers whose feet supinate are prone to foot, ankle, knee, and leg injuries. To avoid problems, they should select running/walking shoes with as much midsole cushioning as possible and avoid footgear with stability control devices, as they restrict supinators' needed inward foot motion.

Our physical therapists will work with you from the ground up, whether you're recovering from a foot or knee injury, healing after a surgery or bad fall, or suffering from pain due to arthritis or orthopedic issues. We can tailor a course or therapy unique to your individual situation. If you are unable to make it to our office, we can come to your house to make sure you get the treatment you need. Call 949-429-3220 today to lean about our wide range of services or visit our office at 27136 B Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano. 

P. S. If your wet footprint shows about half your arch, you have the most common foot type. It is likely that your foot is well balanced and absorbs shock well.