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What exactly is an 'running insole'?

An 'running insole' is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many 'biomechanical' (walking) complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Running insole re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body.

In addition, shoe insoles give a more even weight distribution, taking pressure of sore spots (e.g. the ball of the foot, corns in between toes, bunions etc) and they provide some shock absorption.

Who needs running insoles?

Running insoles benefit people with foot pain or discomfort due to walking imbalance (biomechanical complaint). Imbalances such as Flat feet, heel pain, knee pain and shin pain are known to cause pain and discomfort.

Can you wear the running insoles during all daily activities?

  • People who stand or walk all day will benefit from shoe insoles.
  • If you suffer from pain during any form of sporting exercise then orthotics can reduce the pain associated with your condition.
  • For overweight individuals, shoe insoles will help to counteract the extra stress being placed on the feet.

What specific conditions may be helped?

Below is a list of all the conditions that running insole can help.

Achilles Tendonitis, Corns, Metatarsalgia, Sesamoiditis, Ankle Sprains, Flat Feet, Neuroma, Tendonitis, Arch Pain, Heel Pain, Pronation, Top of the foot pain, Bunions, Knee Pain, Shin Pain, Toe Pain.

Running imbalance in your feet can alter the bony structure of your feet and lower legs. Running insoles have been proven to eliminate posture problems and foot and leg pain.

Do I need a doctor's prescription to order running insoles?

No. running insoles are available in foot care stores and via internet sites.

Why do I need Running Insoles?

Imbalances of the bones of the feet can result in abnormal foot motion (over pronation). This can impair foot function which can result in abnormal rotation of the legs and sometimes affects the knees, hips or back. If we combine these tremendous forces with the need for precise balance, we can see how small structural changes in the foot can make significant differences. Running insoles help to improve those structural changes.

If I use running insole, will I become dependent on them?

No. Insoles simply allow the muscles, tendons and bones of the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential.

Can Running Insoles reduce pronation and prevent sports injuries?

A project conducted at the NIKE Sport Research Laboratory studied the effects of orthotics on rear foot movement in running. Nine well-trained runners who wore orthotics were chosen as subjects. The results of the study indicated that orthotics reduced rear foot movement by roughly one degree or approximately nine percent of the amount found in runners not using orthotics. The average reduction of the maximum velocity of pronation was fifteen percent. Thus this study indicates that orthotics and insoles control over pronation which will treat and prevent many sporting injuries.

How long will my running insoles Last?

Usually between 12 to 18 months.

Does it take time to get used to running insoles?

Your feet need time to adjust to the correct biomechanical (walking) position. Orthotics should be gradually used to begin with. During the first 48 hours of use, use the orthotics for approximately 3-4 hours. After this period of time it is recommended you use the orthotics for 6-8 hours. In the second week of use the orthotics can be utilized all day.


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Dr Foot's Sports Insoles

Dr Foot's Sport Insoles provide extra longitudinal support and cushioning. Forefoot extensions prevent movement of the insert, which is important during sporting activities.

The ideal insole for complete foot support, comfort, correct posture and mechanics. Dr Foot's insole is a unique foot support system intended to help relieve over pronation, while preventing foot strain and injury. A full-length, prescription like arch support prevents and treats foot pain. The result: control for feet rolling inward (over-pronation), which can pull the entire lower body out of alignment. A special fabric cover reduces slippage and heat, helping keep feet drier.

Provides support and comfort during every stage of walking and running.

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