Orthotics Insoles

Foot Orthoses are insoles that are specifically designed for running shoes to help alleviate symptoms of pain that are caused by athletics, joggers, long distance runners and short distance runners.

A plaster of paris cast is taken of the runner’s feet. Moulds are then made from the casts which are sent to a specialist lab to create a suitable orthotic insole. A Podiatrist creates to insole for the runner. The results of the orthotics are usually relief of discomfort or pain, improved comfort or improved fitness. These improvements can be attributed to the increased form (which is determined by gate analysis) that is enabled by these custom made insoles.

The specific field of the design and manufacturer of orthoses is called Orthotics. Trained and qualified professionals who work in this field are known as design, manufacture and application of Orthotists.

The function of limbs or the torso can be improved or corrected by use of orthoses (plural) or an orthosis (singular). Orthotics is the field of study that is concerned with the improvement of the functioning of these areas.

If you are experiencing any problems whatsoever with your feet or any other limbs then always check with a specialist. If your feet are the problem then check with your Podiatrist about what can be done to remedy the situation. Don’t leave health issues unattended or they may become work. Specialists train for year in these areas and extensive research is done to find remedies to various ailments. Don’t suffer when you don’t need to, get the help that you need.

If you are a runner then specialist trainers are available that can be used in conjunction with orthoses to help to provide suitable remedies to problems. Running and jogging can take its toll on the body because of the repetitive and high impact nature of this type of activity. Therefore, you should always have the very best footwear that you available to you for the money that you can afford when you are embarking on this kind of activity. Running has the highest impact on the body when it is done on very hard surfaces such as concrete. Jogging on a treadmill, for instance, will cause less of an impact on the body but, as many leading experts argue, running on a treadmill does not entail the same range of motion has “normal” jogging and running, and, therefore, the benefits can be seen to be less substantial. A good way of jogging or running is to find a suitably soft surface such as grass but extra care must be taken to avoid uneven surfaces has other injuries can occur on such surfaces.

Author: Jacqueline Louise Gagnon