Why don’t we treat our feet the same way we treat the rest of our body? Many people invest a lot of time and money in taking care of their hair, their skin and their teeth. Our poor feet are often left to fend for themselves. But is that really the best we can do? Let’s talk about how we can take care of our feet, why the decision to wear insoles is a good one, and why that’s so important for your overall health.
Why invest in your feet?
We often take our feet for granted. It’s not until you suffer a foot injury that you realise how important they are to your every day life. Your comfort and mobility largely depend on keeping your feet, which in turn support your ankles, knees, and your whole skeletal structure in fact! So you can see why it is important to keep your feet in good health. If you currently have discomfort or pain, you may like to wear insoles to help provide cushioning and support while you heal.
Foot care tips
Keep your feet clean and dry. Wash them well, including between the toes and under the nails. Dry them completely before putting on socks or shoes to reduce the chance of bacterial growth. Choosing to wear insoles can help keep your shoes clean and dry for longer, too.
Trim your toenails regularly so they are smooth and even, but don’t cut them down too severely. Cuts in the skin can create gateways for infections, which can be painful and take a long time to heal. Be sure to seek medical advice if you’re unable to clear the infection on your own, or if your toenails are becoming affected.
Choosing the right shoes, insoles and socks can all make a significant difference to the health of your feet. When you wear insoles, they provide additional structural support for your feet and can help correct problems with posture and gait. They can be inserted into almost any type of shoe, which means you don’t need to sacrifice foot health for style. Supportive socks that wick away moisture will also help to keep your feet clean and healthy.
About Enertor Advanced Technology Insoles – Enertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running injuries and provide more comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce your risk of injury, the unique design features support your foot throughout training. Enertor insoles are enhanced by D3O impact protection technology, which means they can provide more shock absorption than any other insole. Our expertise, combined with the patented D3O shock absorption technology, enables Enertor to deliver the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today.
If you don’t currently have any pain or issues in your lower limbs we would suggest to get the Enertor full length comfort insole to reduce some of the excess pressure under the foot. The unique material our insoles are made from will disperse the shock on impact and reduce the risk of injury. If you feel any niggle or pain in your ankle, knee, hip or back the Enertor Performance insole is good as this device will control some of the movements. The device has 2 degrees rearfoot correction to reduce some pronation.
Enertor insoles are available to buy from our online shop.
Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our blog content is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek their own medical advice – and do not make any health or medical related decisions based solely on information found on this site.