High Arch and Flat Footers

Difference between high arch and flat footers

The High arch and flat footer describe the outer appearance of the foot, it has a significant variety of shapes and sizes. Flat foot is nothing but a fallen longitudinal arch of the foot and the inward tilting of the forefoot. Where the high arch encompasses a high instep and a raised longitudinal arch as well as an outward tilting of the heel. Generally, the people with high arcs tend to twist their ankle more often. The foot that appears to be flat or arched are very often and it is a symptom.

Usually this issue may be hereditary or it can be acquired as an adult. When an adult has this type of foot, it may be due to overuse, an injury or the effect of obesity. If you are suspect you have this kind of foot, you must contact a podiatrist for further treatment.

A qualified health coach guides with stretching exercises to strengthen the heel cord. The exercises will work on the small stabilizing muscles and connectors, building their strength and flexibility so they are likely to hurt less and cause lesser problems. The most common exercises used for this type of problems are towel stretch, bent-knee wall stretch, toe squeeze, toe rolls and golf ball pickup. Personal trainers usually advise on taking the strengthening exercise before taking on any other.

The advice given by most personal trainers is that spend more time at home being barefoot. The large muscles control the ankle movements which help you in fixing your arches. The movement helps to restore arches of your feet and strengthen your entire foot and ankle. After practicing the exercises regularly, you can gradually start to walk comfortably with the right shoes.

Ezfit in Singapore is a fitness company which helps adults and kids learn more about themselves and help solve their health issues. Our coaches will help you in giving exercises to overcome high and flat footers issues so that there is less pain.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.

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