Targetting the feet as a common source of everyday lower body pains

Targetting the feet as a common source of everyday lower body pains

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Scholl In-Balance Feet Walking

Over a lifetime, an active person can walk the equivalent distance of five times around the equator!1

The feet and lower body play a vital role in everyday activities, absorbing the impact and pressure generated with every step taken and helping to balance and support the weight of the body.2,3 Each leg supports around 120% of body weight when walking and up to 200% when running.4 In fact, with every mile walked, approximately 100 tonnes of weight is shifted (the weight of a blue whale) just by moving the body forward.5

Most people experience some type of foot pain during their lifetime6

The feet and lower body contain structures that are naturally shock absorbing, such as the foot arch and ankle joint. These structures help to cope with the pressure generated through walking and standing.3 However, walking on hard surfaces and being on the feet all day can disrupt the natural shock absorption by causing over-pronation: where the foot rolls excessively inwards, as well as fat pad migration away from the ball of foot and heel areas where it is needed.7,8 As a result, foot muscles work harder than usual and can become fatigued. Pain can impact the ball of the foot, arch or heel, and may also affect the ankle, knee and lower back.9–11

Tired, aching feet are common, particularly in people who are on their feet all day; a recent survey indicated that ~60% of people experience foot pain at the end of their work shift.12 The prevalence also increases as people age, due to weakening of the structures of the foot.13 Tired, aching feet can lower productivity and reduce enjoyment of leisure time.7,13,14 However, relatively few people seek treatment for their foot pain.15

~50–60% of working adults report experiencing sore feet at the end of the day, with 44% admitting it had a negative impact upon productivity.14,16

Scholl In-Balance® Orthotic Insoles have been developed with a team of experts and work in three ways:

• May help to absorb stress-inducing shock through the lower body

• Contouring to the feet to spread weight more evenly and reduce pressure

• Helping to stabilise the position of the foot to support the natural walking style

This helps to relieve lower body pains from being on the feet all day

The Scholl In-Balance® Orthotic Insoles range comprises four different insoles which target the feet as common sources of everyday lower body pains

Developed with a team of experts, Scholl In-Balance® Orthotic Insoles use Motion Control Structure®, the right shape and combination of materials to provide extra support to specific areas of the foot.

References

References: 1. SnowBrains. How Far Does the Average Human Walk in a Lifetime, 2018. Available at: https://snowbrains.com/brain-post-how-far-does-the-average-human-walk-in-a-lifetime (accessed November 2018); 2. Kuo AD, Donelan JM.


Phys Ther 2010;90:157–74; 3. Takahashi KZ, et al. Sci Rep 2017;7: 404; 4. Magee DJ. Orthopedic Physical Assessment. 6th Edition. Elsevier Health Sciences 2013;888–980; 5. College of Podiatry. Top tips for healthy feet, 2018.


Available at: https://cop.org.uk/EasysiteWeb/getresource.axd?AssetID=53729&type=Full&servicetype=Attachment (accessed November 2018); 6. American Podiatric Medical Association. Public Opinion Research on Foot Health and Care, 2014. Available at: https://www.apma.org/files/APMA2014TodaysPodiatristSurveyAllFindings.pdf (accessed November 2018); 7. Hawke F, Burns J. J Foot Ankle Res 2009;2:1; 8. Cotoros D, et al. Int J Mech Mechatron Eng 2011;5; 9. Gill TK, et al. J Foot Ankle Res 2016;9:23; 10. NIH News in Health. On sound footing: the health of your feet, 2013. Available at: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2013/05/sound-footing (accessed November 2018); 11. O’Leary CB, et al. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2013;26:117–23; 12. Qualtrics. Scholl data on file; 13. Menz HB, et al. Gerontology 2016;62:289–95; 14. Institute for Preventative Foot Health. National Foot Health Assessment, 2012. Available at: https://www.ipfh.org/images/research_materials/2012_National_Foot_Health_Assessment_June_2012.pdf (accessed November 2018); 15. 2018 Foot Health Survey conducted jointly by Australian Podiatry Association and Scholl Australia. Commissioned by RB, executed by GrowthOps in September 2018; 16. Qualtrics. Scholl data on file.

Mandatories

Read and follow the instructions on the pack. Reckitt Benckiser, Auckland. TAPS NA11335