Shoe Inserts: Yea or Nay?
Shoe inserts, also known as foot orthosis, are devices that are designed to supplement and work in tandem with the insoles in a pair of shoes. They can provide daily wear comfort, enhancement of height, correct leg length discrepancy and crucial support and stability. They can also correct specific foot ailments for which they may be designed. These ailments include heel, arch (arch support inserts) and plantar fascia conditions which can be remedied in a few ways:
High arch or flat feet inserts address the issues inherent with a wearer’s arch related disorders, which can result in supination or pronation of the foot. Determining and molding to the high arch height or flatness of a non-weight bearing foot is step one to the Corefit approach to providing superior foot support and pain relief.
Plantar Fasciitis Inserts
Plantar fasciitis shoe inserts are designed provide both arch and heel support which helps distribute weight pressure evenly. They also stabilize the plantar fascia (the band of tissue which connects the heel to the base of the toes) and relevant bones within the heel and arch. The end goal is less fascia tension and the foot pain discomfort that accompanies it..
Heel Support Inserts
Heel inserts are devices which when placed inside the shoe, provide stabilizing support of the heel of the foot. As a result, they can minimize the heel slippage which can result in blisters and callouses. Shoe inserts that are custom fitted to the heel and foot by a podiatrist (via prescription) help provide balanced, stabilizing compression to the heel area, relieving the discomfort which often accompanies heel spur or achilles tendonitis.