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Best Sesamoiditis Insoles

Wednesday, 17 July 2019  |  Admin

If you have sesamoiditis, you'll know just how uncomfortable and frustrating it can be. To help you speed on your way to recovery we've put together a guide to the Best Sesamoiditis Insoles.

Treat sesamoiditis with shoe insoles

What Are the Sesamoids?

Sesamoids are bones which are embedded within a tendon or muscle, rather than connected to another bone. There are multiple sesamoids around the body – most notably the patella, or kneecap. Often, however, when people talk about sesamoids they are talking specifically about sesamoids in the foot.

There are two sesamoids in the foot: both small bones located beneath the joint of the big toe, one on each side of the metatarsals. They function similarly to a pulley, offering a surface around which tendons can run smoothly.

What Is Sesamoiditis?

Sesamoiditis is when these tendons become painful or inflamed, generally as a result of injury. Commonly, this injury results from repeated trauma to these tendons, particularly from repeated activity which puts pressure on the ball of the foot. For this reason sesamoiditis is most prevalent in specific groups of athletes and dancers, such as basketball players and ballerinas.

How Can Insoles Help?

In order to allow your sesamoids to recover it is vital to reduce the pressure being placed on the ball of your foot. For this reason, supportive and shock-absorbing insoles, including those generally used to help with metatarsalgia and metatarsal pain can be a vital part of sesamoiditis recovery.

Which Insoles Are Best for Sesamoiditis?

When selecting an insole for sesamoiditis you need to prioritise robust forefoot or metatarsal support, preferably in a form which absorbs or distributes pressure around your sesamoids. We've picked out some of our best insoles for this purpose:

Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles

One of our most popular orthotic insoles for a range of complaints, the Powerstep Pinnacle Orthic Insoles are a robust option for providing medical grade support across your whole foot. These full length insoles can fit in most shoes which are sometimes too tight for insoles, including football boots and smart shoes. They offer balanced cushioning across the foot to reduce impact to any particular area.

Key Features: unrivalled comfort and support; offers support across the whole foot; versatile fit for most shoes


Pedag Sensitive Insoles

Pedag Sensitive InsolesOffering some of the gentlest foot care around, the Pedag Sensitive Insoles support the full foot by distributing pressure and friction evenly. They feature a super soft material which minimises discomfort or pressure for those with sensitive feet, particularly those who are diabetic. They are a light, flexible and discreet insole, which will fit in almost any shoe.

Key Features: super soft surface; even weight distribution; reduce friction; ideal for those who have diabetes


Are There Any Other Solutions?

Shoe insoles aren't the only solution, and there are alternative products which can be used alongside or in place of insoles to help reduce discomfort and speed up recovery.

Pro11 Hot and Cold Foot Roller

Pro11 Hot and Cold Foot RollerA foot roller can help to relieve tension in the ball of your foot, and is an ideal way to ease discomfort related to sesamoiditis. The Pro11 Hot and Cold Foot Roller is an effective foot roller ideal for use in either hot or cold therapy. It is contoured and features a lumped design to encourage circulation in the foot, which can help to speed up recovery

Key Features: contoured foot roller; offers massage therapy to the forefoot; dotted bumps stimulate blood flow


Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads

Pro11 Gel Metatarsal PadsIf you don't want to wear a whole foot insole, metatarsal pads are a great way to guard against impact and distribute pressure away from your sesamoids. The Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads are shock-resistant gel pads which sit on the forefoot. Hooking onto a toe for security, they offer additional protection to your sesamoids during activity without the bulk of a full insole.

Key Features: sturdy toe hook; impact resistant; pressure dissipating; gel construction


Happy Feet

Give your feet the time to recover, and treat them to some comfortable insoles. Before you know it your sesamoiditis pain could be a distant memory.

Step on to the road of sesamoiditis recovery

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Shop Our Insoles for Sesamoiditis

Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles

Powerstep Pinnacle Orthotic Insoles

  • Orthotic insoles for medical-grade foot support and stability
  • Suitable for sportspeople, workers, elderly and more
  • Reduces pain in the arches, heels, ankles, knees and lower back
  • Reduce effects of plantar fasciitis, arch pain, overpronation and more
£29.99
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Pedag Sensitive Insoles

Pedag Sensitive Insoles

  • Pedag insoles for sensitive feet
  • This design is suitable for most shoes
  • Helps to prevent calluses and corns on-top of other conditions
  • Available in 11 sizes, suitable for men and women
£19.99
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Pro11 Hot and Cold Foot Roller

Pro11 Hot and Cold Foot Roller

  • Contoured foot roller with massaging dots
  • Relieves foot ache and soothes tired feet
  • Relieves pain of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs
  • Can be used for hot or cold therapy
£9.99

Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads

Pro11 Gel Metatarsal Pads

  • Comfortable and discreet gel metatarsal pad
  • Shields against impact and redistributes pressure
  • Reduces pain and fatigue in the ball of the foot
  • Supplied as a pair of pads
£3.49
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