Benefits of Foot Insoles and orthotics
Foot orthotics ensures that the foot is well balanced in a neutral position as well as ensuring that the foot is well cushioned from excessive pounding and the devices have to be inserted into the shoe. Foot orthotics are made of various materials including leather, rubber, metal, plastic and other synthetic material for inserting into a shoe. Using both the foot orthotics and well made athletic shoes will ensure that the foot are well cushioned and balance to a neutral position. One can also use soft arch supports as well as heel cups that helps in cushioning the feet and absorbing shock. There are situations where a person experienced certain problems will be prescribed to use a custom made foot orthotics. These custom-made feet orthotics are suitable for various problems such as feet that are unusually shaped and feet that roll towards the arch. Some of the feet problems that may necessitate the need for a foot orthotics such as heel pain, ball of foot pain, arch pain, toe pain, pain experienced on the outer edge of the feet among many others.
There are also other devices used in the shoe known as insoles that act as a support for the bottom of the foot. Insoles can be removed from a shoe and be used in another shoe. When purchasing a suitable insole to use, there are factors one has to consider. One is the size of the shoe where one has to get a well-fitting insole to fit in the shoe. One can also get either a full length or three-quarter size insole. A full-length foot insole would require one to remove the existing insole while the three-quarter insole can be used together with the existing shoe insole. Being aware of ones type of foot arch will enhance purchasing a suitable foot insole. Purchasing a foot insole that has been well constructed will ensure that cushioning of the foot is enhanced. Foam, leather, cork and gel are some of the commonly used materials to make foot insoles. The main benefits of using a foot insole made of a good material will be to enhance cushioning, pressure relief, support, and shock absorption. Problems such as knee pain, back pain and other body injuries are prevented by using foot insoles hence reducing fatigue, improving comfort as well as enhancing performance.
Immobilization of joints for various reasons, restriction of movement to a certain direction, assist movement as well as enhancing rehabilitation of a fracture once a cast has been removed are some of the reasons why foot orthotics are used on patients. Most athletes, as well as other people, depend on custom-made foot orthotics to ensure proper alignment of the feet aligned ensuring that the muscles, joints, tendons, and bone are working efficiently, preventing injury as well as enhancing their efficiency.