The Hazards of Skiing
Choosing the right ski boots is crucial for your comfort, performance and protection while you ski. Poorly-fitted boots not only become uncomfortable after several hours on the slopes, but also can increase the risk of injury to your feet, ankles and legs. Injuries of this kind may cause irreversible orthopedic damage that will impact your performance not only on the ski slopes but also in your daily life. When the ski-boot is not perfectly fitted to the skier’s foot, the foot has room to move around inside the boot, which can cause damage to the foot and the ankles. When the skier exerts the pressure necessary to maneuver the skis, the foot naturally flattens while the muscles and tendons try to resist it from doing so, causing muscle pain and increasing the risk of tendon strains. This can be prevented with better support for the foot using custom orthotics.
Improved Balance and Alignment
Many existing biomechanical deficiencies are intensified as a result of intensive physical activity such sports, and particularly skiing, and can result in chronic pain or even damage to the lower extremities. Proper alignment of the feet, ankles, knees and hips using custom-made orthotic insoles helps avoid pain and injuries such as torn ligaments and ankle sprains, and reduce pain caused by biomechanical and structural problems such as flat feet and plantar fasciitis.
Ski foot orthotics also improve performance by enhancing the skier’s reaction time and feedback while skiing and guaranteeing optimal contact between the ski and the snow. Professional and amateur skiers alike will benefit from the improved stability that custom-made orthotic insoles provide, particularly as they absorb shock when during sudden halts or high jumps.
Custom-Made Ski Orthotics
Custom-made orthotic insoles specifically designed for skiers provide shock absorption to protect your leg muscles and distribute body weight evenly over the soles of your feet. This enhances performance and protects the more vulnerable parts of your feet from bearing extra and unnecessary strain and force while turning, jumping, stopping and steering on the slopes. Since no two pairs of feet are alike, skiers require custom-made orthotic insoles that are tailored especially for their individual needs. A specialist will take measurements and create a plaster mold of the foot. The custom-made orthotics produced using this mold guarantees maximum effectiveness and optimal protection as they are shaped precisely to suit the shape, size and structure of your feet, fit your ski-boots perfectly, and are especially designed for skiing.