Tennis is a dynamic sport that puts a force, a few times your body weight, on your joints, muscles, tendons, during each serve. There are multi-directional forces being exerted on your feet as you move back and forth, left and right. The tennis insoles will re-distribute your weight pressure evenly on your feet, absorb shock and allow you to channel more power to your serves.
A common myth in tennis is that it is a game in which a player bounces off his toes or the balls of his feet all the time. But if you analyze the foot biomechanics of a professional tennis player, you will see that tennis players move on the court using the same heel to toe progression as other athletes and runners.
To dig a little deeper, the foot is in a supinated position during heel strike. Next, the foot pronates as the foot makes contact with the ground. This is normal and necessary so that the foot can adapt to the surface that might be uneven and also to absorb the shock waves that are generated from the impact of the heel striking the ground. Then the foot goes back in the supinated position just before pushing off the ground, as it gets ready to propel the body.
Thus the foot supinates and pronates to maintain the efficiency in propulsion and shock absorption while adapting to the surface of the ground. Players having fallen arches or feet that pronate excessively are at a risk of suffering from injuries due to poor foot biomechanics. Custom orthoses for the feet make sure that the risk of injury is minimized and the player is able to play more efficiently due to corrected biomechanics.
Podiapro’s customized orthotic tennis insoles provide you with protection from foot, ankle and knee injuries, shin splints, pulled calf muscles, plantar faciitis. This module is highly resistant to abrasion, particularly from torsional pressure. Provides forefoot stability during the change-of-direction and propulsion phases. Shock absorption during the landing and running phases is provided by a Noene pad.