Golfer’s Foot Problems & The Best Golf Insoles
Due to the foot mechanics during a golfer’s swing and the repetitive nature of the sport it is not uncommon for golfers to develop overuse injuries:
- Plantar fasciitis is a common issue for a frequent golfer with hours of standing, walking and pivoting leading to this repetitive stress injury.
- The force applied to the front of the lead foot causes more pressure on the nerves between the bones of the ball of the foot and can lead to Morton’s Neuroma.
- Foot mechanics during swing can also apply an increased strain to the tendons on the outside of the ankle which over time may cause Peroneal Tendonitis.
- Achilles Tendonitis is another injury that can be caused by overuse or increased strain during a golfer’s swing, this time to the tendon at the back of the heel and up to the calf.
An orthotic insole with a good arch support and cushioning for the heel and ball of the foot can help treat these overuse injuries and reduce the risk of them developing. An appropriate insole can improve balance, endurance and comfort on the golf course. Addressing foot mechanics with an orthotic insole may also have a positive impact on low back pain during swing.
The insoles we recommend for golfers are: Golf Insoles – Comfortable Orthotic Insoles for Golfers
Would you like to know more about common foot pain problems before making a choice? You may find one of the following blog articles useful:
Achilles Tendonitis Click here to read our ‘Foot Pain – Achilles Tendonitis?’ blog to find out more.
Diabetic Neuropathy Click here to read our ‘Foot Pain – Diabetic Neuropathy?’ blog to find out more.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Click here to read our ‘Foot Pain – Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction?’ blog to find out more.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Click here to read our ‘Foot Pain – Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?’ blog to find out more.