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Foot Surgery or Instant Arch® Supports?

Dr. Steven Rosenberg - Friday, October 28, 2016

That is the question! Whether it is better to have foot surgery on these common foot problem such as bunions, neuromas, heel spurs and plantar fasciitis or try an arch support is always a dilemma for the consumer. Most people are not running to the operating room anyway. In my opinion the only reason why you should ever consider foot surgery is when all other conservative treatments have failed. Mostly all foot problems can be helped with an arch support.

Instant arches® is a unique arch product that will help solve many foot complaints that both men and women have. They allow the foot to function biomechanically more efficiently. The key to the success of instant arches® is where it is placed in women’s and men’s shoes. By placing the arch product in the arch area of the shoe it will support the important joints of the foot and therefore aide in slowing down bunion formation and the development of heel spurs / plantar fasciitis and neuromas. It will help eliminate joint pain in the great toe joint by increasing the space in that joint between the 1st metatarsal bone and the base of the proximal phalanx. It will also prevent the arch of the foot from collapsing and stop the jamming forces in the great toe joint.

Using Instant Arches® arch supports when you have a heel spur or plantar fasciitis will support the arch of the foot and the joints in the mid-foot. This will ultimately prevent the pulling of the plantar fascia away from its attachment to the heel bone and reduce the chance of developing a heel spur. By wearing arch supports and preventing the plantar fascia from stretching in the heel area, heel spurs and plantar fasciitis pain can be controlled. They also lift the metatarsal bones in the foot and create space between the bones to reduce neuroma symptoms.

When your feet are more supported and your foot pain begins to disappear the likelihood of wanting foot surgery will diminish.

Always try conservative treatment first because once you have foot surgery you cannot change it back to its original state. Make smart choices and your feet will thank you.