It’s easy to forget just how important healthy feet are to your wider wellbeing. Your feet are your body’s foundation. When they are well, the rest of your body is well, and you simply have no reason to take conscious notice of them. But when your feet aren’t properly aligned with other joints and limbs, there is an adverse knock-on effect on the rest of your body.
This is where the right shoe inserts come in. They are routinely prescribed to those suffering from all manner of foot pain and associated discomfort in the knees, ankles, legs and lower back. Poor biomechanics are to blame for the majority of foot problems, which can contribute to the development of such ailments as ball of foot pain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, Morton’s neuroma and metatarsalgia.
The way shoe inserts work is simple – you just place them inside your shoe prior to wearing, at which point, they will help to restore the normal function of your foot by moving it to its neutral position. They evenly distribute the weight across your foot, thereby taking pressure off the areas where you are likely to be experiencing most pain – namely the ball of the foot, heel, corns and bunions.
Foot problems are principally caused by over-pronation of the feet. While pronation is a normal movement of the foot, whereby the arch undergoes a degree of flattening for shock absorption and ground surface adaptation purposes, excessive pronation – the greater than normal flattening of the arch – can also occur, whether due to unsupportive footwear or a weak or tired foot.
As important as it is to address the resultant foot conditions through such treatments as the stretching of the calf, Achilles tendon and foot in addition to the strengthening of the foot and ankle muscles, there is also a third ‘S’ to be considered: support. The right shoe inserts absolutely provide that support, addressing the biomechanical issues that ordinary shoe insoles do not.
Orange Insoles offers a range of shoe inserts for a wide range of people and for addressing all manner of conditions. These include not only Light insoles for supporting both the metatarsal and medial arch, but also the 3/4 Length and Full Length insoles that provide cushion from heel to toe at the same time as ensuring the utmost support.
Peruse our website today for more information about the significant difference that our comfort-enhancing shoe inserts could make to your everyday life.