Monthly Archives: November 2015

  • Shoe Insoles for High Arches: How to Select the Best

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    High arches, or pes cavus, is when the arch of the foot is raised higher than normal. The arch runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. Highly arched feet are usually painful due to the stress added to the spot between the ankle and the toes. People with high


  • Shoe Insoles for Metatarsalgia: How to Select the Best

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    Metatarsalgia, or pain at the ball of the foot is a common ailment. The
    Metatarsal bones are located at the middle of the foot and end at the ball. These bones carry the weight of the body as a person walks. Extra pressure can cause the metatarsal bones to press the skin beneath creating pain and


  • Shoe Insoles for Achilles Tendinitis: How to Select the Best

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    Achilles Tendinitis, or Achilles Heel pain, is a common foot injury. The Achilles tendon is located in the back of the leg and connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body and allows the foot to “push off” and go into motion for running, jumping


  • Shoe Insoles for Lower Back Pain: How to Select the Best

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    Lower back pain can happen for many reasons. One common problem can be related to your feet. The spine, back and feet are all connected and pain in one area can actually be caused by a problem in another area. For instance, when a person walks, the force is five times their own body weight


  • Shoe Insoles for Hammer Toe: How to Select the Best

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    Hammertoe is a deformity of the toe where the end of the second toe is bent downward. There are a few causes for hammer toe; it can be present at birth or happen over time. Women commonly experience hammer toe pain due to wearing short, narrow shoes. The toes are pushed back and the muscles


  • Shoe Insoles for Overpronation: How to Select the Best

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    Overpronation is the outward turning the foot at the heel. The arch of the foot flattens as the foot rolls inward. Overpronated feet weaken the tendons and cause an imbalance to shock absorption when walking or running. The result can be painful inflammation, shin splints, Achilles Tendonitis, fatigue, ankle sprains and foot cramps.
    If you suspect


  • Shoe Insoles for Plantar Fasciitis: How to Select the Best

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    Plantar fasciitis is a very common cause for foot pain. The plantar fascia, is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. When this tissue has too much tension on it, small tears in the fascia will happen. Inflammation from repetitive stretching


  • Shoe Insoles for Heel Spurs: How to Select the Best

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    Heel spurs are abnormal calcium deposits that develop under the heel bone. This bony protrusion is called a bone spur or osteophyte. Bone spurs are believed to occur when an area of the body is traumatized and tries to heal itself with replacing bone. This may be why heel spurs are closely associated to plantar


  • Shoe Insoles for Bunions: How to Select the Best

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    Bunions, or hallux valgus, happen when the big toe bends towards the other toes causing the base of the big toe, or MTP join, to jut outward. Bunions add pressure to the surrounding tissues in the foot and create inflammation. Tight narrow shoes and high heels create the perfect environment for bunions. That is why


  • Shoe Insoles for Runner's Knee: How to Select the Best

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    Runners knee may reveal itself by an aching dull pain under or around the front of the kneecap, or patella. Runners knee pain can occur when walking up or down stairs, kneeling, squatting or sitting for a long period of time. Normally, athletes who add pressure through their knees by activities such as running, jumping


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