Whether you run for fun or for competition, every runner knows how important it is to take care of their feet. Our feet are the foundation for our body weight and structure as we move about. The feet absorb the pounding as we step and that pounding can be 3 to 4 times our body weight.
Sore feet means discomfort or even foot pain as you run. To maintain good foot health, it is vital to take certain basic steps. Good quality shoes that fit well are first and foremost. That is, shoes that are not too tight, have room in the toe box so that they do not squeeze or cramp the toes, and shoes made for the activity.
Foot problems can be prevented by proper foot arch function. For a lucky few, this comes naturally, but for the vast majority of people, proper foot arch function requires help through the use of an orthotic arch support insole. The problem is shoe manufacturers spend their research and manufacturing dollars on the shoe and not on the providing the Best in Shoe Inserts. This means any cushioning or support will have to come from a replacement insole and not the factory installed Insole.
Without proper cushioning and support many serious foot disorders can occur. Shin splints, forefoot pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, and many other common conditions can develop and progress to where running is painful.
Regardless of the surface, your feet take a pounding when you run, there is no way to avoid it. To insure proper foot arch function, podiatrists and foot care specialist recommend Orthotic Shoe Insoles. Spenco brand Insoles have received the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association and come with a one year unconditional guarantee. In fact, Spenco Orthotic Insoles are the most doctor recommended Insoles available.
Several styles are available for running. Models offering a greater focus on cushioning such as the Spenco Polysorb Walker Runner or Cross Trainer Insoles are designed to fit running shoes. The most Orthotic Arch Support Insoles are designed with a focus on arch support over cushioning. The Spenco Polysorb Total Support Insoles offer the best of both worlds as they offer cushioning, arch support and include a metatarsal pad for extra support in the forefoot to prevent disorders such as Metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and numerous others. For those that prefer a gel shoe insert, the Spenco Ironman Perfomance Gel shoe Insole is an excellent option.
It is crucial to take care of your feet so you can continue enjoying the sport of running. Make sure you use good running shoes with Spenco Insoles. Your feet will thank you.
If you run, whether for fun or competition, you know that your feet have to be healthy. Running on surfaces that help reduce impact can help but that is not always possible. Wearing good quality shoes that fit properly is vital and when you add orthotic insoles to help absorb shock and provide arch support, you are taking the right steps to avoiding injury and maintaining healthy, happy feet.