Frequently asked questions:
How can insoles help you?
Can these insoles help cure plantar fasciitis?
These insoles support and protect your feet and are ideal if you suffer from plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that affects the plantar fascia ligament found in your foot. If you have plantar fasciitis you will experience mild to severe foot pain in the arch and heel of your foot. The arch of your foot is formed by a ligament called the plantar fascia. This ligament is designed to support your foot as well as shift weight and propel you forward as you walk. It is also one of the strongest ligaments found in your body. Continual shock, pressure and overstretching to the plantar fascia can damage this ligament resulting in pain and inflammation. When this occurs it is to as plantar fasciitis. This foot condition can also make you unable to walk as your foot will not be able to support your body weight without causing pain.
If you have plantar fasciitis one of the most common causes is that you have a biomechanical imbalance in one or both of your feet. Biomechanical imbalances affect the function of your feet resulting in excessive strain and pressure that can damage them.
One of the most common biomechanical imbalances is overpronation. Pronation is a natural part of the gait cycle and occurs when your heel strikes the ground and your foot rotates inwards. Overpronation is when the foot rotates inwards and excessive amount, this can cause the plantar fascia to become overstretched and damaged.
It should be noted that biomechanical imbalances in your feet can have a significant effect on your overall posture and can cause problems and pain in other parts of your body such as your hips and lower back. Which means getting rid of any biomechanical imbalances even if you do not have any foot problems is important. Biomechanical imbalances are not the only cause of plantar fasciitis other things such as obesity, wearing poorly fitted shoes or having flat or high arched feet can affect your foot function or place the arch under greater strain leaving you at a greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
These arch support insoles can be used to help treat plantar fasciitis and help you get back on your feet. The insoles are ergonomically designed to realign and correct the function of your feet. One of the ways that these insoles do this is by utilizing inbuilt arch support. Arch support will help take the strain off your plantar fascia and prevent excessive pronation in your feet during the gait cycle. This can help to ease your plantar fasciitis pain, boost recovery and make sure that your plantar fasciitis does not come back. Another thing that these orthotic insoles do is protect your feet from shock. When you have plantar fasciitis the plantar fascia’s ability to properly absorb shock and protect your foot from damage is inhibited. Orthotic insoles are made using medical grade shock absorbing materials to prevent shock from further damaging your feet whilst you recover.
Are these insoles just for people with plantar fasciitis?
No, not at all! These insoles are ideal for anyone looking to improve the function and overall health of their feet. These insoles are designed to tackle a whole range of different foot problems. Even if you do not have any particular foot injury or complaint wearing these insoles will help to improve the comfort of your shoes and help you to better look after your feet.
What shoes are best to wear these with?
You should make sure that you wear these insoles inside shoes that are not tight when you wear them and have plenty of room for both your feet and insole. Make sure that you also wear shoes that have a wide toe box, a support base and have a heel no higher than 2 centimeters.
I have flat feet will these insoles help me?
Yes, they will! If you have flat feet it means that you are more prone to developing imbalances causing overuse and excessive pressure and load on your arches which can lead to injury. These insoles have been equipped with an orthotic arch support that helps to hold your arch in the correct place easing tension in your arch and making sure that your arch does not become damaged.
I suffer from ankle instability will these help me?
The inbuilt heel support will cup around your heel and Achilles tendon helping to improve the stability and balance in your heels and ankles. Orthotic compression will help to support and strengthen the supporting muscles in your ankle making them ideal for treating ankle instability.
What if these insoles are not for me? Can I return them?
If you are not 100% satisfied with your new pair of insoles then you are free to return them to us within 30 days of receiving your order. Simply send them back to us using the return address found on the package with a note indicating who you are and we promise to give you a FULL refund.