Golf insoles are inserts which are specifically designed to support the golfers foot, providing pain relief caused by walking on a golf course for long periods of time.
What are golf insoles?
Golf insoles are used in podiatry to reduce pronation at the foot preventing injuries from occurring and improving overall performance.
Although not considered a high impact or strenuous sport, the following factors can lead to the development of painful conditions and injuries affecting the foot and lower limb in golf players;
- The long hours spent walking around a golf course during any one game can put the foot under strain
- Walking for long periods in poorly fitted footwear
- The different motions i.e. twisting and overextension, during a golf swing can lead to joint damage
What podiatry-related conditions can golf insoles be used to help with?
Golf insoles are particularly useful in the treatment of the following podiatry related conditions often found in golf players;
- Hallux rigidus
- Morton's neuroma
- Plantar fascitis
- Knee pain
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Shin splints
How do golf insoles work?
Golf insoles can work in a number of ways to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with playing golf;Reduce excessive pronation
Provide support to the arch of the foot
Redistribute weight move evenly underneath the foot
Stabilise the foot during the swinging action of golf, allowing pressure to be equally distributed across the foot
What are the benefits of golf insoles?
The benefits of using golf insoles include the following;
- Provide relief from the aches and pain associated with long hours playing golf
- Improves performance
- Prevents joint damage and injury
- Provides the foot with support and cushioning
Similar treatments / services that could help?
Other treatments available to golfers in the treatment of their foot problems include;
- Ultrasound therapy
- Tapping mechanisms
- Padding techniques
- Massage therapy
- Stretching and strengthening exercise programmes
- Massage therapy
- Footwear advice and education
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