Arch support insoles are special orthotic devices that are customized to control the way the foot functions and correct biomechanical imbalance. Controlling the way the foot functions can be helpful in treating certain foot conditions and in relieving pain symptoms through correction of posture and supporting the underlying muscles and tendons. Biomechanical imbalances can also cause injuries in other parts of the body due to certain muscles overcompensating to achieve balance in the body.
Frequently asked questions
Why should you choose Nuova Health Insoles?
Our Orthotic Arch Support Insoles are specially designed shoe inserts for optimal pain relief and injury prevention. Our insoles are more affordable than the custom made orthotics and are ideal for those patients with mild or even moderate pain in the foot.
These insoles provide optimum comfort for weak and or fallen arches and or flat feet. They prevent and treat heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and Calf muscle injuries by providing a fairly firm support cradle around the arch of the foot and increased shock protection through enhanced shock absorption.
Our orthotic insoles also support optimal biomechanics thus improving your posture helping to reduce lower back and knee pain as well as heel pain by reducing biomechanical wear and tear on the ligaments and joints thus orthotic insoles are excellent for prevention of niggling injuries and further problems down the line caused by poor posture.
How to use your Nuova Health Insoles?
Some people do adapt to foot orthotics very quickly but most people need to gradually adjust to them and this is done by wearing them for a few hours each day and then increasing the amount of hours in increments. Arch supports should feel comfortable and should be used whenever taking part in activities that usually worsen your condition.
The orthotic will mold your foot to a new bio-mechanically optimal shape but it is important for you to go barefoot to aid the feet in strengthening the surrounding muscles and tendons so they learn to change to the correct shape by itself.
What are the main features of the Nuova Health Insoles?
Easy to use and fits all sizes, simply cut down using the guidelines to your desired size.
Our insoles are made of extra soft cushioning fabric.
Recommended for busy people who are on their feet all day, the soft cushioning material leaves your feet pain free at the end of the day.
Also recommended for sporting and everyday use.
Do these just help people with plantar fasciitis?
No, these insoles make use of a plethora of different orthotic technologies that will help to treat and prevent a range of different foot conditions and injuries. For example these insoles have metatarsal pads added to them that will help to better support the ball of your foot protecting the metatarsal bones of your foot from damage and pressure to treat and prevent metatarsalgia. With their added heel cup technology these insoles is designed to treat and prevent Achilles tendinitis by providing better support and stability to the Achilles tendon
The inbuilt arch support system will also help to reduce tension in and around the arch of your foot helping to reduce excessive pronation and abnormal load and pressure from damaging your feet.
Not only will these insoles help to ease foot pain and injuries but they can also have a wider impact upon your whole skeletal system. Biomechanical imbalances found in your feet can impact your posture and entire skeletal system which can lead to injuries to develop not only your feet but in your lower legs, knees, hips and lower back. These insoles have been developed to help correct these biomechanical imbalances and help to prevent these problems.
What injuries do these insoles help with?
These insoles can help to treat and prevent a number foot and lower limb injuries including but not limited to plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, Bunions, heel spurs, Morton’s neuroma, foot fatigue, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, jumpers knee, runners knee as well as hip and lower back pain.
Will these help me if I have flat feet?
Yes, if you have flat feet you will be more susceptible to over pronation and supination which can cause abnormal load and pressure on your feet which can cause injury. Inbuilt rigid arch support will help to correct the function and prevent abnormal loads and pressure from damaging your feet.
Will they help me if I have high arches?
High arches can make you more prone to developing excessive pronation (when your foot rolls inward or outwards too much) when you walk that can result in extra strain and pressure being put on plantar fascia=which can lead to plantar fasciitis.If you have high arches wearing a pair of these insoles can help to prevent this excessive pronation and take strain and pressure off your arches when you walk.
How will they help to get rid of shin splints?
Shin splints are caused by a number of different factors including shock to your lower limbs, running on hard surfaces, standing for long periods, a sudden increase in activity involving your legs, obesity causing increased pressure on your shins or from over pronation. These insoles have been created using shock absorbing medical grade materials that help reduce shock from damaging your lower legs. Not only that but wearing our insoles will also help to correct pronation in your feet and stop pressure from damaging your shins allowing your shins to recover properly.
How can these insoles help with metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia is a general medical term used to describe ball of foot pain which can be caused by a number of different foot injuries. These insoles have a built in metatarsal pad that help protect and realign the bones and ligaments in your balls of your feet correcting common bio mechanical imbalances that can cause ball of the foot injuries.
Will they help with tired aching feet?
If you suffer from tired aching feet caused by being on feet for long periods then you may find relief from wearing a pair of our insoles. This is because our insoles have been specially developed to evenly spread damaging pressure that builds up underneath your feet and heels, helping you to combat against foot aches and foot fatigue.
What types of shoes can I wear these with?
You can fit them inside virtually any type of shoe you want. They can be trimmed to the right size and shape using the guide printed on them enabling you to fit them into even the most narrowest of shoes. If you are wearing these to help ease foot pain or to treat an injury it is recommended to where them inside shoes with plenty of room for both your feet and the insoles. It is also advised to wear them with shoes with a wide toe box. The heel cup and heel grips will help to keep your foot in place and stop your feet from moving around when wearing them.
Can I wear them on top of other shoe inserts?
It is not recommended to wear these insoles on top of other existing inserts in your shoes. The reason for this is that this could affect the way that they function and may create imbalances that could lead to damage and injury to your feet. Wearing these on top of existing shoe inserts can also cause your shoes to become too tight making you more prone to the development of foot injuries such as Bunions, Blisters, Hammer toes and Morton’s neuroma.
Are these insoles just as good as a pair of custom insoles?
It has been proven that a good pair of off the shelf insoles can be more beneficial to your feet than custom insoles. This is because custom insoles are built using a cast of your feet and just supports your feet in the position that was causing your foot problems. Whilst a pair of off the shelf insoles such as these will work towards supporting, realigning and correcting the positioning of your feet in a way that creates less strain and pressure. Custom insoles also can also cost 10x the price of normal insoles making them extremely expensive to replace.
How long will they last?
We have created these insoles to be as durable as possible using the best quality materials. However, it must be stressed that no insole will last forever. Depending upon how often you wear them the support and protection that they will giver your feet will eventually weaken. For this reason we recommend replacing them every couple of months to ensure your feet stay supported and protected against injury.