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Orthotic shoe insoles & sports injuries

What exactly is an 'Arch Support'?

An 'Arch Support' is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many 'biomechanical' (walking) complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Orthotic Insoles re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body.

In addition, Orthotic Insoles give a more even weight distribution, taking pressure of sore spots (e.g. the ball of the foot, corns in between toes, bunions etc) and they provide some shock absorption.

Who needs Orthotic Insoles? Orthotic Insoles benefit people with foot/ leg pain or discomfort due to walking imbalance (biomechanical complaint). Imbalances such as flat feet, heel pain, knee pain and shin pain are known to cause pain and discomfort.

Do I need a doctor's prescription to order Orthotic Insoles ?

No. Orthotic Insoles are available in at Riverside Chiropractic clinic by Dr Emma-Louise Emerson and DrJames Noble who both have been specially trained by a podiatrist to measure and treat foot and ankle injuries.

Imbalance in your feet can alter the bony structure of your feet and lower legs.

Orthotic Insoles have been proven to eliminate posture problems and foot and leg pain.

Why do I need Orthotic Insoles ?

Imbalances of the bones of the feet can result in abnormal foot motion (over pronation). This can impair foot function which can result in abnormal rotation of the legs and sometimes affects the knees, hips or back. If we combine these tremendous forces with the need for precise balance, we can see how small structural changes in the foot can make significant differences. Orthotic Insoles help to improve those structural changes.

If I use Orthotic Insoles will I become dependent on them?

No. Orthotic Insoles simply allow the muscles, tendons and bones of the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential.

Can Orthotic Insoles reduce pronation and prevent sports injuries?

A project conducted at the NIKE Sport Research Laboratory studied the effects of orthotics on rear foot movement in running. Nine well-trained runners who wore orthotics were chosen as subjects. The results of the study indicated that orthotics reduced rear foot movement by roughly one degree or approximately nine percent of the amount found in runners not using orthotics. The average reduction of the maximum velocity of pronation was fifteen percent. Thus this study indicates that orthotics and insoles control over pronation which will treat and prevent many sporting injuries.

Does it take time to get used to Orthotic Insoles ?

Your feet need time to adjust to the correct biomechanical (walking) position. Orthotics should be gradually used to begin with. During the first 48 hours of use, use the orthotics for approximately 2-4 hours. After this period of time it is recommended you use the orthotics for 6-8 hours. In the second week of use the orthotics can be utilized all day.

How do I book an assesment appointment?

CALL: 01224 211 517 - Ask the reception team for a free 10 minute initial orthotic assessment  with Dr Emma-Louise Emerson or Dr James Noble.
WEB: go online and use our contact us form to contact the clinic who will call / email you back to book your consultation.
All orthotics are made in house after a gait analysis and postural scan.


ONLINE DISCOUNT - Quote (Internet deal) = Only 125.00 all inclusive.

Can you wear the Orthotic Insoles during all daily activities?

  • People who stand or walk all day will benefit from orthotics.
  • If you suffer from pain during any form of sporting exercise then orthotics can reduce the pain associated with your condition.
  • For overweight individuals, orthotics will help to counteract the extra stress being placed on the feet.

What specific conditions may be helped?

Achilles Tendonitis, Corns, Metatarsalgia, Sesamoiditis, Ankle Sprains, Flat Feet, Neuroma, Tendonitis, Arch Pain, Heel Pain, Pronation, Top of the foot pain, Bunions, Knee Pain, Shin Pain, Toe Pain.


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