Sometimes, regular shoes don’t cut it.
If you frequently suffer with pain, stiffness and inflammation in your feet, you may need extra support from sole footwear. This kind of footwear – or, more specifically, the orthotic inserts that sit within them – have been designed to provide elevated cushioning to the areas of your feet that often succumb to stress from standing, walking, running and other intense sports.
Here are the 5 key benefits of wearing these kinds of orthotics on an everyday basis.
Sole footwear will help to combat foot fatigue
If you constantly find yourself with sore, aching feet at the end of every day, you could be suffering from foot fatigue. It’s a problem that’s especially prevalent amongst those who work in physical jobs, or those who find themselves standing or walking for long periods of time.
Flimsy, unsupportive shoes could be to blame for a lot of your discomfort. Many of the shoes available on the High Street aren’t equipped to provide you with the cushioning your feet so desperately crave. Invest in quality sole footwear, and you’ll find that you’ll be less likely to suffer from swelling, cramps and generalised pain in the lower limbs, even after longer periods of activity.
Sole footwear will absorb shock
Have you ever spared a thought for the sheer amount of pressure your feet are placed under? Shock and strain can cause significant wear and tear to your lower body – and particularly to your plantar fascia, which are the long, thin ligaments that run from your heels to your toes.
Sole footwear with excellent shock absorption properties will ensure that more energy is absorbed from every foot strike, which in turn will take some of the pressure off the joints and soft tissues in the body. For the best results, choose orthotic insoles that are manufactured using an effective yet lightweight material such as PORON®.
Sole footwear will help with overpronation and supination
By increasing support to the arches of the feet, sole footwear will address any issues you might have with your pronation (the way in which your feet roll inwards and outwards during normal movement). Good quality sole footwear will straighten out any overpronation and supination that’s occurring, leaving you with a healthier gait.
Sole footwear will help address – and prevent – plantar fasciitis
Sole footwear and supportive insoles are both Godsends to those who regularly suffer from plantar fasciitis.
The most common symptoms of this condition are pain and stiffness in the heels of the feet, which is caused by damage to the plantar fascia. With its enhanced arch support, sole footwear will deliver much-needed cushioning to these vital ligaments and will, over time, aid the healing process.
Even those who are not currently suffering from plantar fasciitis will benefit from investing in sole footwear. Prevention is better than cure, after all; start wearing orthotics now, and your plantar fascia will thank you later!
Sole footwear will reduce the risk of injury during sports
Sole footwear gives your feet greater stability, which reduces the risk of any unexpected twists and sprains during contact sports such as football and rugby. Orthotic shoes like these are also the ideal choice for keen runners, because they can work to prevent shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, runner’s knee and all kinds of other conditions related to high impact exercise.