The Best Insoles for Nurses
17 February 2017 | Alex
Walking the wards all day can be hard on your feet – day after day of making the rounds can leave your lower half feeling a little worse for wear. It's ironic that the people who spend a lot of their time looking after other people can themselves be in need of a little TLC. Here at ShoeInsoles.co.uk, we appreciate all of the hard work that is being done by the nation's nurses, and we've got a top tip on how to protect your feet: Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Insoles.
Proper Protection from Foot Pain
Available for both Men and Women, Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Insoles are specially designed to provide anatomical support to your feet, ensuring a better level of support than many off-the-shelf insoles. Women and men have feet that are fundamentally different, and, by ensuring that their insoles are designed to the specificities of each, Sof Sole provide a greater level of comfort to their users.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Perhaps the most common cause of foot pain is plantar fasciitis, especially for people like nurses, waiting staff and other people who are spending long periods of time standing. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia (which is the tissue that runs along the arch of your foot) suffers a number of microscopic tears. The plantar fascia is like a shock absorber for the foot, however there is only so much strain that it can take before it becomes damaged.
Plantar fasciitis has a number of causes, including age and weight, however perhaps the most common cause is overuse. Another name for fasciitis is 'jogger's heel', and, for those of you that are dashing around from patient to patient all day, you may feel as though you've run a marathon at the end of the shift! Whereas runners can always rest to recover, for nurses putting your feet up for a couple of days is simply not an option.
Do I Suffer from Plantar Fasciitis?
You know that your feet hurt, but is it definitely plantar fasciitis that is the cause of this? Fortunately, plantar fasciitis has a few tell-tale symptoms that are easily identified. One of the classic problems that people with plantar fasciitis report is that their feet hurt first thing in the morning when getting out of bed. This is due to the fact that the muscles in your feet tighten during sleep. For many people who suffer from fasciitis as a result of standing too long, their pain is also especially pronounced at the end of their shifts.
Another key signal that you have plantar fasciitis is the type of pain itself. Plantar fasciitis can cause anything from a dull ache to a sharp, stabbing sensation depending on how serious it is. The pain is usually localised in two distinct areas: the heel and the arch. If your pain is in the ball of your foot, it is more likely that you have metatarsalgia or Morton's neuroma rather than plantar fasciitis.
How Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Insoles Help Your Feet
Featuring a bridge that runs across the arch of your foot, the Sof Sole PF Insoles help to lessen the amount of shock that your fascia is absorbing every time you take a step. This means that, without having to lessen your pace or rest more often, your feet can carry on relatively pain free.
The Sof Sole Insoles also provide shock absorption, which can further protect your feet. The dense foam body spreads out the absorption across the bottom of the foot, while the polymer gel heel pad targets this protection around the heel area. This provides both shock absorption and cushioning to help reduce pain and prevent it from reoccurring.
Support for Your Feet
Specifically designed to treat plantar fasciitis-related pain in both women and men, the Sof Sole Insoles provide support and shock absorption under the arch and at the heel of the foot. This type of pain can not only be an irritation, but it can actually slow you down and hinder your quality of movement by providing a constant reminder of the strain placed on your feet. The right insoles can help ease this pain, and even prevent it from resurfacing.
Whether you're looking to treat current foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis, or you're in need of a solution for ensuring that pre-existing conditions don't resurface while walking around wards all day, the Sof Sole Plantar Fasciitis Insoles can provide your feet with the comforting support they deserve.