Have you ever wondered what your foot type is? The structure of your feet makes a big difference in the types of shoes you need as well as the types of foot problems you may have down the road. A visit with Dr. Schlam at Hollowbrook Foot Specialists can let you know exactly what foot type you have.
Neutral or Medium Foot Type
60% of the population has this foot type. You may have neutral feet if you have a:
- Medium arch
- Stable foot
Although there are generally less problems in this foot type, you may still see heel pain and pain in the balls of your feet.
Pronator Foot Type (Flat Foot or Fallen Arches)
20% of the population has this foot type. You may have pronating feet if you have a:
- Low to no arch
- Unstable foot
Supinator Foot Type
20% of the population has this foot type. You may have supinating feet if you have a:
- High Arch
- Very stable foot
This foot type has problems with stress fractures, ankle sprains, and pain in the big toe, knee, hip, and back.
Everyone’s feet are unique, so a treatment that works on one person may not work on someone else. Also, the types of activities that you participate in help guide the treatment options to give you the best comfort and support.
Podiatrists are medical specialists who are trained to treat problems of the feet and ankles. No matter what foot type you have, Hollowbrook Foot Specialists can help you prevent and treat problems in your feet. Schedule your appointment today by calling (845) 298 – 9074 or by clicking here.
By: David Schlam
Hollowbrook Foot Specialists