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What is the Purpose of Shoe Insoles?

What is the Purpose of Shoe Insoles?

by Scott Anderson • October 14, 2021

Perhaps the simplest purpose of shoe insoles is to reduce pain from standing and walking around. Many careers require people to be on their feet for dozens of hours per week, carrying additional weight or walking on uneven ground. A good shoe insole can provide extra cushioning that reduces the impact these jobs have on a person’s feet, thereby reducing discomfort.

Tibial Sesamoiditis

Tibial Sesamoiditis

by Scott Anderson • August 12, 2021

Sesamoid bones are behind the big toe joint hidden under the bone. They are small pea-shaped structures that are embedded in the tendon and it’s name is derived from their small shape and similarity to sesame seeds.

Plantar Fasciitis and Stretching

Plantar Fasciitis and Stretching

by Anna Heston • March 25, 2021

While many people who suffer from plantar fasciitis turn to  corticosteroid  injections and over-the-counter pain medications for relief, there is a growing body of evidence  that strengthening and stretching exercises, along with supportive shoe inserts, are effective in reducing the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

Corn Treatment

Corn Treatment

by Anna Heston • March 11, 2021

Simply put, corns are the result of repeated friction and pressure on the skin  on the hands or feet. Like calluses, they can feel hard or rough, but corns are different in that they are typically painful and have a hard center.

Heel Cups

Heel Cups

by Anna Heston • January 14, 2021

One of the most common products that people pick up is a pair of heel cups. A heel cup looks a bit like a shoe insole that only covers the heel. It is typically made of plastic, sometimes with a gel core, and it comes in varying thicknesses and with different built-in inclines.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

by Anna Heston • December 03, 2020

Plantar fasciitis, or the inflammation of the plantar fascia that runs along the bottom of your foot, is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Many factors can contribute to this condition including age, long hours on your feet, obesity, high impact exercise, or just the natural structure of your feet.

Fallen Arches

Fallen Arches

by Anna Heston • November 26, 2020

Everyone’s feet are shaped a bit differently. You can have a small foot with a high arch or a wide, flat foot or any other combination of a number of other factors that shape the foot.You might not realize, though, that the shape of the foot is important for your health.

Magnesium for Leg Cramps

Magnesium for Leg Cramps

by Anna Heston • August 13, 2020

Leg cramps are a common issue and are associated with a number of different environmental conditions. People can experience leg cramps while exercising, during pregnancy, or just as a chronic condition that seems to be worse in the evening.

Wearing Shoes Without Socks

Wearing Shoes Without Socks Guide

by Anna Heston • February 26, 2020

Should you wear shoes without socks? Just because you can doesn't mean you should. When you wear shoes without socks you are creating a moist place in your shoes for smelly bacteria to thrive. Not only will your feet be unhappy, but you can ruin a good pair of shoes as well.