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Thread: Are you flat-footed?
01-20-2009, 02:52 AM #256
02-11-2009, 07:54 PM #257
you guys do know if u are flat footed u can actually fix it.
its not too diffuclt to restructure or rebuild the arch of your foot. its like getting your muscles bigger and reshaping your body..just takes time and effort.
#1 get shoes for everyday where which have fantastic arch support or get orthodics from your doctors. (orthodics are inserts which give you big arch support for your shoes)
#2 if you are using any shoes without good arch support purchase orthodics so that there is never a time when you will have no arch support except for thongs sandles etc.
#3 do various excersises such as.....get aphone book..lay it flat and stand on the edge of it so its kind of curling under the arch of your foot. and curl your foot as much as u can and hold for up to a minute at a time...do this for 10 minutes each night...overtime your arch will reshape...
but i must warn u it is quite a painful process. and does take a long time..but its worth it in the end....flat feet are very bad for you in lots of different ways...and in badminton it will not help you 1 bit.
02-14-2009, 12:03 AM #258
41+% of the voters in BC are flat-footed? Well... this does not necessarily mean 41% of badminton players are flat-footed. It just starts the suspicion that many of the flat-footed people are members of BC who mainly just comment/argue/analyze badminton instead of becoming top-notch badminton players in the courts.
03-24-2009, 03:35 AM #259
The main question for all flat feet people. Is your flat feet structural or functional?
Structural - the angles of the bones in the feet are lower than what it should be
Functional - something else other than bone such as soft tissue causing the arch not to appear.
My flat feet are functional.
03-30-2009, 11:48 AM #260
Recently somebody told me about custom orthotics so I pay a visit to the mentioned 'foot' shop. They measured size and width. Mine was size 11.5 (US) and 4E width. Is there any 4E wide court shoes available? There are also a foot scanner (the results as attached, I was standing more to my left though both are the same actually) to check for load distribution and a digitizer to take the foot shape. Later they'll put it in a software which will come out with the insole design that you need for your foot. The insoles are not those sold in the market but it will be custom made to suit your feet. You can also choose the material you prefer. The insoles can last up to 5 years of constant use according to the shop's orthotics expert.
I haven't got mine yet as it takes about a week to make the insole, maybe this Thursday it will be ready. Can't wait to try it.
So far it is the best thing I can do to solve my foot problems. It costs me close to the price of an ARC 10 but I think it is going to be worthwhile...
Last edited by green.blood; 03-30-2009 at 11:55 AM.
03-30-2009, 05:20 PM #261
If you are trying to buy custom othortics then you have to go to a clinic to buy them not at a shop. Since you have wide feet you should have a look at SHB91 and the SHB200.
03-30-2009, 08:07 PM #262
03-30-2009, 09:15 PM #263
03-30-2009, 09:23 PM #264
03-31-2009, 01:29 AM #265
03-31-2009, 02:04 AM #266
Nope, i am not flat footed!
But it's amazing..,
42.02% of them are flat footed!
And only the remaining 57.98% are not..!
03-31-2009, 10:43 AM #267
www.racquetballwarehouse.com had them back in stock. I don't know if they ship to the attic but I bought shoes from them before (and more importantly returned shoes without any hassle) and they are a great place to buy indoor court shoes in the US.
04-05-2009, 07:23 AM #268
I tried a bit of muscle tape on the base of the foot to left up the arch and support the foot and there was quite a bit of improvement in my movement. Just make sure you apply it right because if you do it wrong you are more likely to do worse than good.
04-14-2009, 11:06 AM #269
the only problem i have is the fact that every once in a while the good ol' feet begin to get sore and hurt but then again who doesnt that happen to
04-14-2009, 09:56 PM #270
04-21-2009, 10:48 PM #271
Sometimes it hurts after running and long distant walking
But flat foot is kind of showing unique because not many people have that.
I heard that it can be changed to normal foot by exercising and running or
Last edited by wooky; 04-21-2009 at 10:53 PM.
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