Tennis is a demanding sport. You have to move quickly, forward, backward, and side-to-side with sudden starts and stops. It's hard on your entire body, but especially your feet.
Tennis players are at risk for injuries such as stress fractures, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and more. Of course playing in the right tennis shoes can help tremendously; however, tennis shoe inserts can also help improve a player's comfort and reduce the risk of injuries. In addition, they can reduce muscle and ligament pain and increase endurance. The right insole can encourage proper alignment and help any abnormal foot motions.
There are tons of insoles to choose from. First and foremost, they should be comfortable, so make sure they feel right to you. They should also have good shock absorption to help reduce stress to your feet and joints. Finally, look for a pair that is mold, bacteria and fungus resistant.
There are many fantastic insole companies, and each one has a variety of insoles for every foot and arch type. Below are just a few, if you are shopping for insoles, start with your arch type and go from there.
Highly recommended, the Superfeet Carbon Insoles are thin enough to fit comfortably in almost any tennis shoe. They have the strength of carbon fibers, yet are still light and have a supportive biomechanical memory material. An all-natural coating helps stop the growth of bacteria.
Sorbothane Ultra Sole insoles are known for their superior shock absorption and fantastic energy return. They have received the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance, which recognizes products that have been found beneficial to foot health.
Sof Sole's Airr Orthotic insole offers maximum air cushioning, perfect for high impact activities such as tennis. They have encapsulated air chamber cushioning in the heel, dynamic gel forefoot cushioning and a reinforced stability plate – everything a high-performance tennis player needs.
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