Have you ever had sore hips, knees and back? According to a number of studies, your feet can have a major impact on how you feel above. Yes, that pain in your back could be linked to your feet.
In fact, your foot health is directly related to many other areas of your body. In this article, we discuss how Custom-Made Insoles can help improve your ankle, back, knee and foot pain.
How do Custom Insoles relieve your ankle, knee and back pain?
- They reduce impact on joints and absorb shock during walking and running
Knee and ankle pain are often caused by shocks and impact on joints. These are common injuries among people who exercise and play sports. Custom Insoles help to cushion and reduce the pressure your body takes with each step.
- They improve posture and walking with proper biomechanics
Lower back pain, when standing or walking, can often be a symptom of muscle fatigue, or poor posture.
Custom Insoles are designed to provide support and stability, allowing you to correct your posture and encouraging good posture habits that will reduce the risk of future injuries.
In addition, Custom Insoles are designed specifically for your feet and shoes so they fit perfectly into your shoes. This allows you to walk with proper biomechanics which helps relieve pressure on your joints and muscles.
- They improve circulation in your feet
Custom Insoles help improve circulation in your feet by removing pressure from sensitive areas like the heels or toes, which reduces swelling and improves blood flow throughout the entire body.
- They help with stability
Custom Insoles stabilise your feet while walking, which helps reduce fatigue and stress on muscles and joints in the lower body. They distribute weight more evenly across your feet, instead of just on one side of your foot like regular insoles do.
- They can be used to treat conditions like arthritis, stress fractures and more
Custom Insoles can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, stress fractures and general foot weakness.
A common problem for those with arthritis or other joint pain is that their joints are exposed to more stress than they can handle – causing increased pain and discomfort.
Custom orthotics insoles reduce impact on joints by absorbing shock and providing extra cushioning to reduce pressure placed on the foot during each step.
- They improve your quality of life
Custom Insoles can reduce the pain and discomfort associated with knee, ankle, and foot problems, allowing you to live a more comfortable life and do the things you love.
How do Custom Insoles help foot conditions like Heel Spurs, Plantar Fasciitis, Leg Length Discrepancy?
Custom insoles can be made for many conditions including:
- Heel Spurs. Heel spurs are small bony growths that develop on the heel bone. They can cause pain in the bottom of the foot as well as a burning sensation in the arch of your foot.
- Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes.
You may experience pain when taking your first few steps after getting out of bed or after sitting for long periods of time.
If you have plantar fasciitis, custom orthotics will provide support and stability while walking to prevent irritation and stress on this area of your foot.
- Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD). LLD occurs when one leg is longer than another by more than 1/8 inch (0.32 cm).
A leg length discrepancy can lead to back pain because there is unequal weight distribution between each leg. Custom Insoles can add lift, improve comfort, and deliver incredible support to the parts of your feet that need it the most.
Custom Insoles can be used to lift the leg higher to account for a shorter thighbone or shinbone. This will help realign the knees, hips and back, and ensure you can move freely and efficiently during all activities.
How do Custom Insoles help in activities like running and cycling?
Insoles are one of the most important investments you can make as a runner.
Custom Insoles help handle the strain of running and reduce the forefoot pronation angle during ground contact. They also increase the height of your foot arch, creating a solid foundation for the body and minising the effects of misalignment throughout your feet, knees, pelvis and hips.
Cycling shoes typically come with very simple and flat insoles. Adding a custom Insole makes an incredible difference to the support profile as they provide a personalised fit by allowing you to select the arch, heel, and volume support level.
Other advantages of Custom Insoles
Custom Insoles made specifically to and for you, and are really effective at correcting your alignment, reducing pain, and even improving your overall health. Here are some advantages of using custom insoles:
Custom Insoles correct pronation
Pronation is the way your foot rolls inward when it hits the ground during walking or running.
When this happens, it puts extra stress on the outside of your knee, causing pain to develop in that area.
Custom insoles can help control pronation so that you don’t have to deal with this issue anymore.
Custom Insoles reduce pressure on sensitive areas of your feet
If there are any areas where your foot feels particularly sensitive when you walk or run (such as around the heel or on top of the instep), custom insoles can provide cushioning and support for those areas so that nothing rubs against them anymore!
This will also improve circulation and reduce swelling in those areas as well as decrease pain levels immediately after activity has stopped (which is especially helpful after exercise).
Custom Insoles provide more cushioning than ordinary insoles
They’re more comfortable to wear all day long, plus they fit snugly in your shoes – so you don’t have to get new shoes just for it.
Healthy feet are the foundation of a healthy body
Conditions like flat feet, hammertoe, plantar fasciitis, and more can cause a lot of pain and overcompensation in your feet and the rest of the body.
Talk to one of our podiatrists today to find out what can be done about your flat feet.
Let our FeetCare Specialists design your Custom Orthotic Insoles so you can travel with less pain. Inquire about our Custom Insoles and get a free 3D foot scan today.