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By Cumberland Run-Walk
January 28, 2020
Category: Podiatry

Has running taken a toll on your feet? Has a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, created foot problems such as calluses or wounds? Whatever the medical concern may be, here at Cumberland Run-Walk in Somerset, KY, your shoe store staff will work with you to protect your feet and improve your balance and gait. All it takes is medical-grade shoe insoles, aka orthotics: simple devices worn in your shoes to improve podiatric health and function.

Your feet take a beating

It's true. Your feet and ankles endure miles and miles of steps. Whether you are an athlete, someone who struggles with old injuries, or simply diabetic, your shoe store in Somerset, KY, can help. We have an on-staff pedorthist who designs and crafts special insoles to alleviate those issues. You'll feel better and walk/run comfortably and safely. Additionally, insoles can slow or stop the development of other foot and ankle issues.

Medical-grade insoles can help

Medical-grade insoles, or orthotics, are prescription shoe accessories that fit right in your footwear. Custom-crafted according to plaster or digital images of your feet, orthotics support and protect your feet whether on the go or at rest.

When you come to Somerset shoe store, our friendly staff will precisely follow your foot doctor's prescription. Your medical-grade insoles will be uniquely yours, addressing your particular gait issues or medical needs.

Kinds of insoles

According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, (APMA), there are two kinds of orthotics:

  • Functional
  • Accommodative

Functional orthotics are rigid or semi-rigid, being made from plastic or graphite. They provide arch support and biomechanical balance, absorbing shock and correcting how you place your feet as you walk or run. Athletes benefit most from these medical-grade insoles.

Accommodative orthotics cushion and protect feet compromised by calluses, deformities, such as bunions or diabetic sores, and neuropathy. High-grade foams, plastics, and fabrics provide durable, yet comfortable, inserts.

It's in the fit

No two people are alike, and neither are their feet. For your special foot and ankle needs, please visit Cumberland Run-Walk. We provide athletic footwear, medical-grade insoles, work shoes, and boots that all fit you and your life. Call us today at (606) 678-9864.