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    Diabetics have a completely different type of foot than those who don’t have the disease. Diabetics feet are prone to have skin breakdown and can develop blisters or lesions that they don’t even notice or feel. They may have peripheral neuropathy which decreases the amount of feeling in the feet. Diabetics may also have more of a tendency to develop arthritis. And if the disease has affected their weight, their feet may be a lot wider than usual. Full Story
the insole store
It’s a well-known fact now that if you replace your shoe insoles with the best fitting insoles for your feet, you’ll be less prone to develop foot problems. The best insoles ensure that your feet are totally supported and that there’s little chance your foot alignment will deviate from normal when walking. When your feet stay straight, then the muscles and ligaments don’t tire out easily. You end up going through your day without even noticing your feet. (Doesn't it seem like you only notice your feet when they hurt?) Full Story
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If you have high arches, you need high arch support. Some of the reasons why people have high arches include first of all that you were born with them, and secondly, you developed them as a result of neurological disorders.     That’s not to say that if you have high arches, you have a neurological disorder. However, if you do have a neurological disorder such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, polio, congenital clubfoot, or Friedreich’s Ataxia, the changes that occur in your feet can cause pain in your feet. That pain may be relieved with high arch support.   A high arch is called pes cavus. Full Story
How Often Should I Replace My Insoles/Arch Supports?
Typically, with normal wear and tear, a pair of high quality shoe insoles or orthotic arch supports should last six to nine months. For those who are on their feet a greater percentage of the time, insoles typically last around three to six months. However, there are many factors involved when determining whether it’s time to replace your insoles or arch supports. Full Story
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People use insoles for a few primary reasons - comfort, relief from pain, prevention of foot problems and to help achieve greater performance during daily life of work or play, and athletic activities. While runners/joggers benefit due to greater performance achieved with the wearing of quality insoles, everyday people likewise benefit as prevention and relief from foot pain enables them to enjoy life and perform daily activities whether work or play. Full Story