Tennis & Orthotics

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There are many types of orthotics people use in their daily life. There are those for walking, running, work, and sports. Now, a new type of orthotic is coming into the public eye and those are orthotics for tennis players. As a sport that requires much physicality and work on your feet, it seems crucial that those who play would want good orthotics to keep them playing at the highest level. There are many places where you can get fitted custom orthotics, but if you are near San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Livermore, Brentwood, or Danville, The Shoe Doctor is conveniently located! Here is some information about tennis, why orthotics are used, and some other cool tidbits.

History of Tennis

For a long period of time, people have enjoyed playing tennis in its many forms. As far back as the 14th century, Europeans hurled balls over strategically placed nets. Modern tennis can be traced back to the United Kingdom where the sport became accessible to the public. It certainly does not take a superior athlete to play but it is important to take care of your feet in order to succeed. Most courts are hard court surfaces which can cause wear and tear on your feet and knees, and when you are moving around so much you may be increasing the risk. Be sure to consult a doctor, such as the folks at the Shoe Doctor, for suggestions and make sure your orthotics fit properly.

Choosing a Good Shoe?

Along with tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common and detrimental injuries for tennis players. This injury can reduce the thrill that comes with playing, so it’s important to take care of your feet so that you don’t risk injury. The best way to combat plantar fasciitis is to choose a good shoe. There are many shoes by brands like Nike and Adidas that offer high quality and good protection. There are certainly good shoes to get if you are on a budget but consider the quality of the shoe before you choose solely based on price. Also, try to go shopping during the afternoon because your feet have swelled to a normal size.

More Key Insights and Tips

Despite what has been mentioned here, there are many more key ideas to remember when thinking about purchasing an orthotic. First, you should also focus on preventing muscle strain. Orthotics can help with this but a proper way to treat this injury is by resting when necessary and not pushing harder than you can handle. Also, keep in mind that ankle sprains are common so again rest is important. Finally, heel pain is extremely common and can easily escalate, so listen to your body for any signs of pain.

Need Personalized Help for Orthotics?

The Shoe Doctor has specialized in providing custom orthotics for 20 years. The right insole can greatly reduce foot, knee and hip pains. Russell at The Shoe Doctor will help educate and assist you in finding the perfect solution for your particular situation. We will create a 3D map of your feet and make a custom orthotics for your shoes. These orthotics along with our expert advice will get you back to being able to walk peacefully. Our sole (ha ha!) purpose is to reduce your pain and make you comfortable again. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, give The Shoe Doctor a call to get the best custom orthotics in the area! We are here to assist you, give us a call at  (925) 820-0220 (here is a map to our location) for your free consultation!

“Our sole (ha ha!) purpose is to reduce your pain and make you comfortable again. Call The Shoe Doctor for an appointment today!”



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