Rigid arch

Rigid arch

An arch without joints that is continuous and rigidly fixed at the abutments.

rigid arch

An arch which has no joints, being continuous and rigidly fixed at the abutments.
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Max is best for people who want the most supportive and rigid arch.
The standard podiatric treatment for painful flat foot deformities is the use of a rigid arch support.
The standard treatment for flat foot deformities is the use of a rigid arch support.
When weight is distributed over the foot in a balanced way, slightly more weight is placed on the lateral arch (also known, as previously noted, as the rigid arch or weightbearing arch).
Mechanical therapies--such as taping, tension night splinting, and rigid arch support--are the most effective treatment for plantar fasciitis (strength of recommendation: A, based on randomized controlled trials).
Stay away from models with rigid arch supports and extra padding.
Rigid arch support, varying amounts of Thinsulate insulation--including heavyweight versions suitable for even the most frigid weather--plus the addition of trusty bob or lug soles--both superior for many types of terrain and soil conditions than the tractor-tread soles that once dominated available choices in shoe stores and outdoor catalogs--all help to make today's high-topped rubber boots one of the best bargains in footwear for the bowhunter.