Running Injury Clinic
Over pronating feet without orthotic insoles
Over pronating feet with orthotic insoles
Prescription Foot Orthotics from Solihull Running Clinic in Birmingham is a good financial investment for runners. These cost effective insoles provide correction and stability for feet that pronate, preventing foot pain
Atlas also have a clinic in Tamworth, Staffordshire where you can also be fitted with prescription orthotics.
Fitted correctly the custom orthotic insoles will give a lifetime of biomechanical correction in the lower limbs, provide foot arch support for dropped arches which give the appearance of flat feet and help prevent running injuries.
In simple terms, a functional orthotic is a precisely made balancing device that fits into your footwear to modify and improve foot function by controlling excessive or unnecessary motion while standing, walking or running, and are designed to treat, adjust, and support various biomechanical foot disorders.
Some orthotics are simple, commercially made devices, often referred to as insoles, that are sold over the counter in chemists.
The most effective orthotics, however, are custom made prescription devices that are crafted to meet the specific needs of a particular individual.
Our custom made orthotics are created using 3D Optical Laser Foot Scanner technology, which duplicates any misalignments in foot structure. Using the scanner and computer technology, technicians in both the UK and the USA design a device that balances out deformities and corrects misalignments.
The laboratories use the latest cutting-edge computer aided design technology, scientific digital scanning and correction methods, and revolutionary materials in their manufacturing and finishing. Prescription orthotics are custom medical devices formed to fit an individuals foot exactly.
The finished orthotic is placed in the patient's shoe to support the foot and eliminate abnormal foot biomechanics by keeping the foot properly aligned.
Prescription orthotics are exceptionally shock absorbing, removing pressure and stress from painful areas in the foot and ankle. They promote the proper alignment of the feet, restore balance, improve sports performance and alleviate pain in the knee, hip and lower back. Our orthtics are individually designed to correct foot imbalances and irregular walking patterns to improve the overall biomechanical function of the foot, lower extremity and entire body
Our Option 1 package includes state of the art orthotics, a laser foot scan, video gait analysis, biomechanical evaluation and a lifetime guarantee. We also offer an Option 2 budget prescription orthotic.
Common conditions such as shinsplints, knee pain, runners knee, ilio tibial band syndrome, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, metatarsal pain, bunions, achilles tendonitis, calf strains, hip pain, tired aching legs and low back pain can be treated successfully using prescription orthotics.
Overpronated feet are very common and many people now wear custom orthotic insoles or inserts in their trainers and running shoes. Prices may vary and range from off the shelf orthotics to prescriptive orthotics to a high specification.
Orthotics can range from soft, semi rigid and rigid and can come in threequarter or full length varieties. Slim fit orthotics can be found for more difficult shoes and you can even have them fitted in ladies court shoes.
The secret to correcting faulty biomechanics is in the prescription. Many people fit runners orthotics but care must be taken when choosing a practitioner. At Solihull Sports Injury Clinic near Solihull town centre we have Sports Podiatrist Peter Taylor who has competed as a runner for many years and won the Burton Half Marathon in 1 hour 10 mins.
Peter has access to laser foot scanning and video gait analysis equipment which ensures accurate prescription measurements when designing your orthotics. If you are currently wearing orthotics in your running shoes but not in your daily footwear then you are risking the incidence of picking up an injury.
As soon as you wear an orthotic it changes your relationship with the ground. Your feet are pushed towards the outer side of your running shoes reducing the rolling in experienced by overpronation. This now puts the lower limbs into a different position and results in the muscles having to pull at a different angle.
In order to get used to wearing the orthotics some runners may have been told to wear them for a few hours per day and gradually increase the time wearing them until they get used to them.
If we need time to get used to them then surely these orthotics need to eventually be worn all the time and in all footwear. If you only wear them for running, then the majority of the time you will be wearing shoes with no correction.
How on earth are you ever going to get used to them, each time you put your running shoes on will be like the first time you have worn them. This continual swapping from non corrected to corrected footwear and exercising will increase the risk of injury.
Basically if you need orthotics you wear them in all footwear!
If you want top quality prescription orthotics at a keen price! telephone 0121 709 5222
Runners often need orthotic insoles or inserts fitted into their running shoes. Running long distances on hard road surfaces can be hard on the lower limbs and feet resulting in a running injury. Marathon training involves high mileage training runs and can lead to overuse running injuries.
Custom or prescription orthotics for runners is the answer and should be fitted into your running trainers and normal daily footwear.
Flat feet and dropped arches need support when running marathons like the 2010 Virgin London Marathon and Atlas Prescription Orthotics for running is the best way to prevent injuries
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