Insoles for Stone Bruises

Even the slightest injuries in your feet can make standing, walking and running extremely uncomfortable. Luckily, OrthoSole insoles can help to combat all kinds of foot-related issues – including stone bruises.

Read on to learn how to identify, treat and prevent stone bruises using tried-and-tested methods and with the help of our innovative orthotic products.

What is a stone bruise?

The term ‘stone bruise’ can be used to describe any kind of strong, stabbing pain in the heel pad that makes you feel like there’s a stone in your shoe every time your feet strike the ground. The pain will often come about after you’ve accidentally stepped on a sharp object, or when the soles of your shoes have worn away and are no longer providing adequate cushioning.

Stone bruises are often linked to metatarsalgia, a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the balls of the feet due to trauma or injury.

You may be more susceptible to stone bruises if:

  • You are overweight
  • You have high arches
  • You’re suffering from other structural issues in your feet, like bunions or hammertoes
  • Your shoes are too tight, or offer little to no support
  • You have fractured the bones in your toes and/or your metatarsals

How can OrthoSole insoles help to treat and prevent stone bruises?

Stone bruises are most likely to occur in people who are not providing their feet and ankles with adequate support – and, on top of this, are taking part in activities that place a great deal of stress on their lower limbs, like running on hard, uneven surfaces.

Because they are designed to add extra cushioning and stability to your feet, OrthoSole insoles are a Godsend for anyone who frequently suffers from metatarsalgia or other foot-related conditions.

These inserts are available in a range of different thicknesses and styles, but they all work to:

  • Support the foot arch
  • Reduce pressure on the metatarsal bones
  • Stabilise the ankle joint
  • Correct overpronation or supination
  • Improve foot function

Learn more about what makes OrthoSole insoles unique.

There are other things you can do to relieve foot pain, too. Try resting up for a few days and avoiding unnecessary exercise; this will give your stone bruises a chance to heal. If the pain is particularly bad, apply an ice pack to the bruise for 20 minutes a few times a day, taking care not to let the ice come in direct contact with your skin. Take over-the-counter pain medications, like ibuprofen, if you feel you need to.

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