Whether you suffer from plantar fasciitis or you want gel pads to provide your feet with support during the day, a cushion gel is great at making your feet feel good. This article looks at the benefits of gel pad insoles.
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a common running injury that causes pain under the heel of the foot. A recurring problem for sports players, plantar fasciitis is a foot issue that arises in middle to long distance runners with studies showing that it is a common injury in runners that affect around 8% of those who take part regularly. However, like other sports-related injuries, there are numerous treatments available to treat plantar fasciitis such as calf stretches, eccentric exercises, ultrasound therapy, night splints, and shock wave therapy. While these treatments are ideal for relieving the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, research has suggested silicone gel seat pads, particularly if they are employed in conjunction with eccentric exercises and stretching as this will decrease the amount of pain produced from plantar fasciitis.
The benefits of gel pads
Silicone heel cushions are small pads that slip under the heel on top of the normal insole in shoes. The main objective of the silicone seat cushion is to act as isolation pads whereby they absorb some of the shock that passes through as the foot hits the floor when activities such as running or walking are undertaken. Gel cushion insoles These are designed to provide a quality long-lasting cushion that act as a shock absorption for the feet. People will find that the heel supports are contoured which are intended to be employed as replacement insoles and reusable pads. Others, however, can also be flat which are then placed on top of the existing insoles to act as an overlay for orthotics and harder arch supports. Gel arch supports These are primarily used to deliver a long-lasting seat gel cushioning that absorbs the shock the foot experiences. With these supports, they have the added benefit of delivering non-invasive and soft support for the arch and foot. Essentially, these are ideal for people who have sensitive feet and who have found that the non-gel support pads are uncomfortable to wear. Other gel pads available for maximum shock absorption The gel saddle pad acts as a highly shock-absorbing layer and protects the back of your horse by eliminating friction. The Fizik bar tape is for cyclists who are tired of their hands going numb while riding. Unlike cork tape, gel padding spreads out the pressure which is better on your hands and it means that you can ride for longer. These pads are washable and reusable that deliver long-lasting, tough and resistant material.