Customizable for Every Sport
Sports orthotics can be very customizable to match the sport you’re performing. Each unique orthotic takes into consideration what the damaging foot and ankle movement is while doing each specific sport. These orthotics help to support the feet and ankles and to prevent the downsides that result from the excessive force that comes with each particular sport.
Runners are especially at risk for foot and leg injuries. They put pressure on their feet and often run on top of hard surfaces that can lead to injury. Runners need heel and arch support to help prevent overpronation, arch pain, and plantar fasciitis. They also need shock absorption.
For individuals who aren’t necessarily athletes but go to the gym a few times a week, there are sports orthotics that are very general yet versatile that are designed for various types of activities
In addition to running, athletes involved in contact sports like football also make quick movements that require increased stability in the form of arch support or a cupped heel. Orthotics for these athletes should also absorb shock to reduce strain on muscles. Orthotics can help to reduce overuse injuries like Achilles tendon strains and sprained ankles.
For sports that rely mostly on maneuverability like skiing or skateboarding, orthotics are used to adjust for shifts in weight. Often, athletes will compensate for overpronation by shifting their legs at the knee, which can lead to knee injuries. Good support in the heel and arch can help by providing total contact and displacing weight evenly.