Benefits of Insoles for Nurses

Nurses and medical professionals are known for working long shifts on their feet, and foot pain is par for the course. Blisters, bunions, falling arches, back pain and Plantar Fasciitis are just a few of the dreaded foot foibles that can occur when your job literally keeps you on your toes. 

As a medical professional, you are probably aware of the conditions that arise when foot pain isn’t treated properly. You might even be so used to caring for patients and putting yourself last, that you have learned to live with your foot pain. Don’t do it! Insoles are a simple solution that can ease your pain and even correct minor issues that have gone untreated. 

Insoles Help Nurses With Arch Support

The arch of the foot is pretty unique. The bones are shaped perfectly to offer structural support and lift. Tendons that are overworked can wear out (just like people!) and aren’t able to do their job as well. When the tendons in your feet get worn out from standing and walking on hard surfaces for too long, the arches of the feet can drop. This can lead to foot pain that becomes harder to treat.

Having arch support is 100% necessary to avoid this. The best arch support nursing shoes are expensive and not always necessary. Insoles that are properly designed to give you added comfort with the support you need are worth their weight in gold! The Blumaka Comfort insole provides arch support that is both rigid and soft enough to support your arch in a perfect (and perfectly affordable) way. 

Insoles Help Help Prevent Nurses From Getting Bunions

Insoles aren’t just for added comfort. Good insoles also provide structural support that help to keep your arches, toes and heels in alignment. When your feet remain aligned, they are much less likely to pronate and develop bunions (a bony bump that grows near the joint of your big toe). Good insoles help to hold your foot bones in place so they retain their natural strength and shape. Blumaka makes the best shoe inserts for nurses that provide both comfort and alignment for your feet. Imagine arch support that doesn’t hurt!

How Insoles Can Help Nurses Prevent Plantar fasciitis

Roughly 10% of people have the intense displeasure of experiencing Plantar Fasciitis. The good news is that it can be treated. The bad news is that it is usually very painful and requires some intentional work on the part of the patient. Typically, Plantar Fasciitis manifests as intense heel pain after sleeping or sitting for a long period of time. 

The Plantar tendon runs from the heel to around the ball of the foot. When the tendon is strained by long periods of walking or standing, it becomes inflamed and sore. Often, the true source of the strain is in the calf muscles and hips–which also get overworked from the standing and walking. An insole that provides both shock-absorbing buoyancy and pedal structural support for your arches and foot bones can be just as beneficial as purchasing expensive orthotics or nursing shoes. 

Nurses, Treat Your Feet!

Nurses deserve to be comfortable while on their feet all day! Make sure you are taking care of yourself first, so you can take care of your patients. Some of the simple things you can do to take care of your tootsies are:

  • Wear compression socks
  • Stretch at regular intervals
  • Roll the soles of your feet over a golf or tennis ball
  • Soak your feet in epsom salts
  • Wear the right insoles!

We care about nurses and medical professionals and want them to have the support they need. Ignoring pain is definitely a foot faux pas. Try the Blumaka Comfort Insole and enjoy some extra pep in your step–shop today!

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