Custom Insoles - A Fully Detailed Review
Custom insoles are a type of orthotic shoe insert that is designed to help improve the quality of living in the person who is wearing them. They accomplish this through a variety of means, compensating for the arch of the person if it is outside of the ordinary, or correcting specific issues such as Plantar Fasciitis or Achilles Tendonitis, and even by preventing athlete's foot.
How does it fix something like athlete's foot? Well, before going into the other things, custom insoles are typically made with something called EVA foam (ethylene-vinyl acetate). Now, Athlete's foot is fungal infection that requires three things to survive and perpetuate itself; moisture, warmth, and a dark place to live. EVA foam is excellent at dispersing moisture and thus eliminates one of the essential things that Athlete's foot needs to survive. It also works for smelly feet!
Now, moving onto the rest of the aspects of custom insoles, they can be designed to help all kinds of medical problems. As mentioned earlier, they can help prevent things like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis; they can also help against heel spurs, and even help to protect the feet of people who suffer from diabetes. The ability to shape and change EVA foam into all kinds of densities and thicknesses, and as a result can be used in all kinds of situations.
Furthermore, coupled with a hardened plastic frame, they can also provide arch support for people with a high arch, or are flat footed. Additionally, it is possible then to provide the wearer with protection against the shocks of all kinds of adversity from sports, running, jogging, and even the day to day activities of someone who works on their feet all day long.
Custom insoles can be made for pretty much all people (maybe not small children, however because their feet grow and change so quickly it is more important to teach them about proper walking gait and exercise) and it is important to really pay attention to any aches and pains that may be occurring in the feet.
If those aches are regular or consistent, they may be simply a symptom of a deeper problem. It would be worthwhile to look into speaking with podiatrist or family doctor to make sure something worse isn't wrong. However, in the meantime a pair of custom insoles may be enough to not only protect the feet, but prevent injury in the future.
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