Scholl In-Balance Pain Relief orthotic insoles

Scholl In-Balance Pain Relief orthotic insoles

 

ORTHOTICS?

You may not be familiar with ‘Orthotics’ or know what it means? It’s a medical term that covers any kind of artificial aid designed to ‘prevent or assist movement of weak or injured joints or muscles’¹.

In this article, orthotics specifically refers to a new range of shoe insoles that utilises the Scholl Motion Control Structure. If you suffer from aching in your feet or lower body, these pain relief orthotic devices have been designed to relieve pressures where you need it most.

 motion control structure

 

WHAT CAUSES FOOT PAIN AND LOWER BODY PAIN?

During everyday activities such as standing and walking, your feet are subjected to surprisingly large amounts of pressure. Pain can occur during the walking cycle when any of the movements of your leg or foot generate forces that put extra stress on the tissues, bones or joints.²

One common cause of pain is an increase in the amount of pronation. This is the term used to describe the rolling inwards of the foot when weight is placed on it. Some pronation, usually around 15%ᴲ, is normal. For as many as 7 out of 10 of us, our feet roll over further than they were designed to do which may lead to foot and associated knee and ankle pain.⁴

pronation

 

This can lead to an increased lowering of the arch as the foot flattens further, an increased rotation of the leg as the foot rolls further over and inwards, along with a tilting of the heel. All these movements are linked to problems such as heel and knee joint pain.² ⁴

HOW SCHOLL IN-BALANCE PAIN RELIEF INSOLES WORK

Scholl In-Balance Pain Relief Insoles are designed to target the feet as a common source of everyday lower body pains.⁵

The range has been developed by biomechanical experts and all of our Pain Relief insoles have a Motion Control Structure.⁵ They also use the right shape and combination of materials to provide extra support to specific areas of the foot.⁵

These insoles are designed to work in three ways: shock absorption, pressure redistribution and stabilisation. As a result, they can help make your feet a stable base for your everyday activities.

 

  1. SHOCK ABSORBING

Immediately helping to absorb stress-inducing shock through the lower body

 shock absorbing

 

  1. PRESSURE REDISTRIBUTION

Contouring to the feet to spread weight more evenly and reduce pressure

motion control structure

 

  1. STABILISATION

Help to stabilise the position of the foot to support the natural walking style

stablisation

 

FOUR DIFFERENT TYPES OF PAIN RELIEF INSOLES

Scholl In-Balance Pain Relief have been designed to suit various needs

 

  1. LOWER BACK INSOLES

lower back insoles

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New Scholl In-Balance Lower Back insoles are full-length to support the position of the whole foot and prevent high pressure areas, distributing the load more evenly.

Featuring a heel cup, these insoles provide excellent shock absorption (compared to the Scholl In-Balance Insoles Range) to reduce the amount of stress being passed up the body to the lower back.

 

  1. EVERYDAY KNEE TO HEEL INSOLES

everyday knee to heel insoles  

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New Scholl In-Balance Everyday Knee to Heel Insoles help alleviate pain in knees, heels and aching legs caused by stress when walking. With a structured arch support to reduce the excessive inwards rolling of the foot which can cause painful stress on the heel.⁵

The deep heel cup works with the arch support  to reduce stress experienced by the lower limbs. This, in turn, helps to relieve pain in the knees.⁵

 

  1. HEEL INSOLES

heel insoles

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Achilles tendonitis is a common condition that occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg becomes irritated and inflamed.⁶ This can result in pain and stiffness along the tendon in the mornings and discomfort along the back of the heel that worsens with activity.⁶

The Scholl In-Balance Heel Pain Relief Insole has a heel raise to reduce stress on the Achilles tendon, which may help reduce pain associated with Achilles Tendonitis.⁵ A double layer of cushioning gel with flexible support helps to relieve heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis or heel spurs.⁵

 

  1. ARCH INSOLE

arch insole

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New Scholl In-Balance Arch Insoles provide gentle arch support to reduce the pressure caused by a flattening arch of the foot.⁵

They also feature a metatarsal dome designed to cushion under the ball of foot area.⁵

 

COULD YOU BENEFIT FROM SCHOLL ORTHOTICS?

Scholl In-Balance Pain Relief Insoles have been designed for people who are on their feet all day, including commuters, walking enthusiasts and people such as hairdressers, nurses and builders.

 

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Source references:

¹ https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/orthotics (sourced April 2019)

² – RB data on file: Scholl Foot Science, Biomechanics 2018 Taken from Scholl InBalance Insoles Training Deck

https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-pronation-definition-causes-treatment.html. (Sourced April 2019)

⁴ –  Medical News Today. What is overpronation? 2017. Available at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320383.php (accessed November 2018). Taken from Scholl InBalance Insoles Training Deck 

⁵RB, data on file, 2018. Taken from Scholl InBalance Insoles Training Deck

https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/achilles-tendinitis/ (sourced in April 2019)

  1. RB data on file: Scholl Foot Science. Biomechanics. 2018; 2. Medical News Today. What is overpronation? 2017. Available at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320383.php (accessed November 2018); 3. Cotoros D, et al. Int J Mech Mechatron Eng 2011;5:2413–16.

 

Image references:

All images are taken from the Scholl InBalance Insoles Training deck

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