Running Shoe Insoles

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Running is a sport of passion; why else would people torture their bodies with miles of punishment every day. 

Running injuries are an unfortunate but an all too common occurrence. Often runners complain of pain in the foot or leg and this can be due to a number of different factors. The main reason runners suffer injuries is due to low arch or over pronation. The arch is referred to as the gap between the inner side of the foot and the ground. The arch of the foot is very important as it has elastic properties allowing the ground contact to be spread thus reducing the risk of wear or damage to the lower leg and foot. As it has elastic properties it stores energy therefore reducing the effort required to walk and run. Flat feet are a condition in which the foot doesn't have a normal arch. It affects 20 to 30% of the general population but runners are more susceptible to this condition because of the extra and repeat force’s applied to the foot. You may suffer this condition in one or both feet. Patients that have a low arch or no arch commonly refer to their condition as flat feet or fallen arches. Fallen arches can cause problems such bunions, callus, corns, Achilles tendonitis, shin pain, severe heel pain, knee and ankle pain.

A symptom to watch for is abnormal running shoe wear. People with flat feet typically have shoes that break down the inside wall of the heel counter and the outside of the forefoot area. A good test is to look at your foot print. A foot with a normal arch does not leave much of an arch impression since the arch is mostly off the ground. A flat foot person leaves more of an impression. The primary cause of flat feet is over pronation. This can be controlled via insoles. People with flat feet or low arches who have been forced to live with back, knee and foot pain no longer have to put up with pain while standing, walking or running. View the Dr Foot insoles range.

 

 

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Orthotic Proof Sources and Safety Data.

The use of foot orthotics has been researched and tested by leading institutions around the world, and is widely accepted in the medical community. Foot orthotics/ foot insoles are used in both public and private hospitals and clinics.

Clinical studies and field research verify the value of orthotics in preventing and treating arch pain while improving the structural integrity of the ligaments and muscles around the ankle. Flexible orthotics control foot motion without restricting function and creating compensatory movement in other structures.

Sources:

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

Anthony RJ (1991) The Manufacture and Use of Functional Foot Orthoses.

Valmassey R (1998) Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremity.

Whing W , Zernicke R(1998). Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.

Journal of Applied Biomechanics

 

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