Why Use Foot Insoles?
Shoemakers make shoes for the normal type of foot. But, if you have a foot condition like flat feet, high arch, or leg length discrepancy, you will need foot insoles to help you walk comfortably.
Types Of Insoles
At Lifeforce, we have a wide range of foot insole for flat feet, high arch, plantar Fasciitis, running or leg length discrepancy. Let’s have a look at different types of foot insoles. Lifeforce will assess your foot condition and guide you on which type of insole will be best for you.
1. Cushioned Insole
Cushioned insoles are designed to give you the utmost comfort. They are soft and good for shock absorption. Cushioned insole for running is best choice to provide comfort for running and also for people who spend most of their day standing. Cushioned insole is also a good and widely used as insole for leg length discrepancy.
Cushioned insoles are made from foam or gel. Gel-made cushioned insoles are heavier but they are better insole for running. They give you more comfort and absorb shocks very well.
2. Arch Support Insoles
If you are looking for insole for high arch, a customized arch support insole would be a better option. Insole for high arch have deep and comforting heel cups that help your foot to align in the right position and provide you comfort while walking or running. These types of insoles are also good insole for plantar fasciitis and flat feet. Insole for leg length discrepancy should be customized too. Measurement needs to be taken to know how much height needs to be added to either side of the insole.
3. Moldable insoles
Moldable insoles are actually customised insoles and you will get your customised insoles almost instantly. All you need to do is heat the insole with a heat gun for a recommended time, it can be molded to your shape of your foot and you will have your perfectly customized insole for flat feet ready in no time.
4. Athletic insoles
Insoles are also widely used among athletes. Specially designed athletic insoles provide athletes with stability and balance. However, different types of sports need different types of insoles.
Athletes who compete in cycling need an insole that has more support at the forefoot area and helps support their feet on pedals. Runners, on the other hand, need insoles that are good for running. They need plenty of padding in heels and forefronts to absorb shocks and protect legs from stress.
Will the insole help reduce foot pain?
Yes, if you have flat feet or a high arch, the foot insole can help reduce discomfort and pain in your feet after wearing them for 2 weeks, your feet need to get used to the arch support.
What foot insoles are best for me?
There are different types of insoles available and all serve different purposes. So, it is better to consult Lifeforce or a podiatrist to find the best insole for your foot.
Do foot insoles hurt at first?
Yes because upon correctly your feet, you are using another set of muscles to walk and hence, you may experience sore foot and calves. After about 2 weeks, you should feel better. At the same time, you should not experience sharp pain while wearing them. If you do, feedback to the person who did your insole!
Can I wear just a one-foot insole?
No, no matter if you are feeling pain or discomfort in one foot or both, you should wear a foot insole in both feet. If you wear the insole in one foot only, your body will be unbalanced and cause you more harm than good.
Can foot insole help in plantar fasciitis?
Yes, a customized foot insole for plantar fasciitis is the most effective way of reducing it. Foot insoles keep your heels from having too much pressure and providing enough support.