Spring is here and with the weather warming up, means we’re getting ready to spend more time outdoors. Whether you are getting back in to your old routine or picking up a new activity, it is important to remember to take things slow at first because your feet and legs can be susceptible to injury from not using them as much during the winter months.
Exercises that require repetitive motions can cause achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and possibly a stress fracture if you are not prepared. A couple of easy steps to follow for prevention are:
Revitalign Insoles are built on a foundation of biomechanically designed technology created by Doctor of Physical Therapy Geoffrey Gray, who is the Founder and Head of Research at Heeluxe Research Lab. Revitalign is a lifestyle brand that is committed to designing orthotics for the everyday active woman. Revitalign’s popular slogan ‘aligned spirits, aligned bodies, aligned minds, aligned soles’, embraces their technology and culture.
There are three different Revitalign Insoles to choose from, the Active Alignment, the Every Wear, and the Fashion Slim-Sole. All three insoles are accepted by the American Podiatric Medical Association and provide you with much needed anatomically designed support. They are all created with a mixture of EVA foam and recycled natural cork, providing your feet with a naturally antimicrobial effect. They have a recycled top cover and a TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers) cup that provides arch support and structure. Let’s break them down a little further:
Hallux Valgus, or commonly known as bunions, is a deformity of the foot where your big toe moves towards the other toes, causing the joint to protrude. The meaning of hallux refers to your large toe, and valgus meaning misalignment or displacement.
Bunions can cause calluses where the joint protrudes, corns, inflammation of the big toe and the metatarsal joint, and general discomfort of the forefoot.
Bunions, which are most of the time hereditary, can also be caused by wearing tight shoes, narrow shoes, high heels, and shoes that crowd the foot. Most of the time, some only believe that surgery is the answer, but that is not always the case!