Enhancing Foot Cushioning
Foot orthotics ensures that the foot is well balanced in a neutral position as well as ensuring that the foot is well cushioned from excessive pounding and the devices have to be inserted into the shoe. There are various materials used to make the foot orthotics such as leather, rubber, metal, plastic and other synthetic material for inserting into a shoe. Other than just using foot orthotics to cushion and balance the foot, one should also invest in athletic shoes that are well made. One can also use soft arch supports as well as heel cups that helps in cushioning the feet and absorbing shock. Doctors can prescribe to some people to use custom made foot orthotics. These custom-made feet orthotics are suitable for various problems such as feet that are unusually shaped and feet that roll towards the arch. Some of the feet problems that may necessitate the need for a foot orthotics such as heel pain, ball of foot pain, arch pain, toe pain, pain experienced on the outer edge of the feet among many others.
The bottom of the foot can also be supported in a shoe by the use of foot insoles. Most insoles for use in shoes are removable. One has to consider several factors when purchasing a suitable foot insole. One is the size of the shoe where one has to get a well-fitting insole to fit in the shoe. There are two lengths that one can get for foot insoles which include a full-length insole or a three quarter length insole. A full-length foot insole would require one to remove the existing insole while the three-quarter insole can be used together with the existing shoe insole. Knowing ones foot arch type will enable one to get a suitable foot insole. One should also get a suitable insole with the best footbed construction to suit one’s foot.A good foot insole should have a suitable footbed construction to enhance support. The material that has made foot insole should be well chosen such as foam, gel, leather and cork. The main benefits of using a foot insole made of a good material will be to enhance cushioning, pressure relief, support, and shock absorption. Good foot insoles reduces knee pain, back pain and other body injuries and this will reduce fatigue, improve comfort as well as enhance performance.
Foot orthotics can be used for various purposes such as immobilization of joints for various reasons, restriction of movement to a certain direction, assist movement as well as enhancing rehabilitation of a fracture once a cast has been removed. Enhancing alignment of the feet by ensuring that the muscles, joints, tendons, and bone are working efficiently, preventing injury as well as enhancing their efficiency are the main reasons why most athletes and other individuals use foot orthotics.