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Effects of Orthotic Insoles on Running

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Primitive man ran on soft surfaces like mud, grass and sand. Soft surfaces are shock absorbing in nature. They absorb the shockwaves that are generated with the foot strikes the ground. Modern surfaces are hard, comprising tiles, cement, concrete, asphalt. These don’t absorb shockwaves, which means these shockwaves are passed into your body. These shockwaves can affect ankles, knees, hips, lower back and even the base of your skull.

Podiapro’s orthotic insoles for running have Noene shock absorbers to absorb and disperse this shock. Noene is a patented material made in Switzerland and absorbs up to 98% of shock generated on impact.

Besides, running being a high intensity musculoskeletal activity, takes quite a toll on your body. Though running is great for the fitness of both the body and mind, it makes you vulnerable to any of these common running injuries:
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  • Blisters
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle sprains
  • Runner’s knee
  • Stress fracture
  • Pulled muscles
  • Plantar Faciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • ITB Syndrome

Running on the treadmill has its own dangers. The moving belt of a treadmill may encourage greater heel striking. When the treadmill belt grabs your heel, you are essentially braking with every stride. The backward belt motion draws the knee into extension more than in road running. This mildly stretches the hamstrings and weakens the quadriceps. The moving belt also encourages greater ankle dorsiflexion which stretches the calf and increases the risk for Achilles injuries and calf soreness. Since the treadmill naturally draws the leg backwards, the gluteal muscles are not completely engaged and the overactive hip flexors will draw the pelvis forward, increasing the arch in your spine. This may cause back pain.

Orthotic insoles power your run in several ways:

  • Podiapro's running insoleShock absorption at the heel leads to reduced risk of injury and muscle fatigue and enables faster recovery between runs.
  • They stabilize the heel thus making your landing right, minimizing risks of ankle sprains.
  • They correct the ankle-knee-hip alignment, thus correcting over-pronation or over-supination of the foot. This helps maintain proper foot posture, even weight distribution and better lower limb biomechanics.
  • Podiapro’s running insoles have propulsion under the forefoot, a very mild trampoline effect.
  • Custom moulded for your feet, they compensate for biomechanical and pathological problems your foot might have. They support your foot in all three stages of the step – heel strike, mid stance, toe off.