The use of orthotic insoles (or orthoses) has become more widespread in the last 10 years. Most professional athletes are now fitted with foot orthotics, in particular long distance runners. Sports injuries often involve musculoskeletal trauma to the joints, bones, tendons, or ligaments. The main goal of orthotic devices is to improve the function of the injured or vulnerable body part and to facilitate alignment through supporting the back, joints, muscles, and limb ligaments and tendons.
Orthotics are recommended according to diagnosis by a doctor, (sports) podiatrist, orthopaedic surgeon, physiotherapist or chiropractor. In some cases gait analysis is used to determine degree of pronation and supination, weight distribution, abnormal pressure points etc.
It is important to know your gait pattern is natural and you do not suffer from excess pronation or other motion abnormalities. If you do, it will cause excess tension and forces on your muscles, joints and ligaments. No matter how much money you spend on running shoes, these products are not designed to correct excess pronation, as is often claimed by big brand sports footwear companies.
The most common sports and running injuries whereby excess pronation could play a major role include: Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain/heel spur syndrome), Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints and Runner’s knee. In all of these conditions foot orthotics may be helpful in the treatment as well as the prevention of pain and injury.
Generally speaking there are two types of foot orthotics: custom-made (prescription) orthotics and pre-made, off-the-shelf orthotics. Custom-made orthotics are only available from foot specialists (podiatrists) and some physiotherapists. Custom orthotics may cost anywhere from $200 to $800 per pair. Because of the cost and time factor and the fact that not everyone requires a custom-made orthotic, more and more people are now using pre-made orthotics. The majority of health professionals will only use custom-made prescription orthotics for patients with serious biomechanical disorders. For people with general excess pronation a pre-made orthotic offers sufficient support and biomechanical control.
It should be noted however that not orthotic insoles are equal. Today, there is a wide range of insoles, footbeds and arch supports available but few of these product have real orthotic properties i.e. a deep heel cup, strong arch support and built-in metatarsal raise. The majority of these products are made for cushioning and comfort, not providing any real biomechanical support.
Footlogics Sports is a true orthotic insole with a firm arch support and other biomechanical features. If you are a runner, athlete or a (bush) walker, our this sports orthotic is the recommended insole for you. The product is made of soft, cushioning P.U. and gel, encased by a hard plastic shell on the outside to provide excellent biomechnical control.
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