Dr. Kevan Orvitz
      Dr. Kevan Orvitz

Bowling Insoles - Spare your Feet from Pain

Bowling is the number one family sport in America

Each year more than 50 million people go bowling.  It is the number one participation sport in the United States and the number one sport for family participation.  Bowling is a sport that doesn't require as much physical exertion as some other sports and therefore can accommodate people of all ages and fitness levels, which is why it is such a popular sport.  The only specialized equipment required is a bowling ball and a pair of bowling shoes. People who are serious about bowling choose their balls and shoes carefully because they recognize the difference they make in their game.

Proper bowling shoes may prevent foot problems and improve your game

The feet are important in the game of bowling and a person's approach can make the difference between being an average bowler and being exceptional.  As any good bowler knows, the left and right bowling shoes offer subtle differences with one being used for sliding and the opposite foot for braking.  These varying pressures on different parts of the foot can cause irritations such as blisters and calluses, or even Morton's neuroma which can be quite painful.  In addition, stress on the feet tends to travel up through the body and can lead to a host of other problems in the ankles, shins, knees and even the lower back.

A good pair of bowling insoles will help prevent these painful and irritating problems.  Beyond that, a good pair of bowling insoles also helps to improve balance which can help improve a bowler's game.  The approach is every bit as important as how the ball is released, so this advantage should not be overlooked.

What to look for in a good pair of bowling insoles

When shopping for bowling insoles you will want to keep a few things in mind.  First, they should fit comfortably inside your bowling shoes.  They should feel like a part of the shoe.  Next, they should be made of the latest high tech material, such as dual layered memory foam, to allow maximum shock absorption without taking up a lot of room in the shoe.  You also want to make sure that they are resistant to bacteria, mold and fungus.  Wearing a good set of bowling insoles will not only provide shock absorption, it will also prevent fatigue and improve the bowler’s foot comfort.  A good set of bowling insoles can also help improve a bowler's coordination which can improve their approach and their scores.

Summary

Bowling is a fun sport that millions of people participate in every year.  Just about anyone can bowl, from toddlers to senior citizens and people of any fitness level.  People generally consider bowling an injury-free type of sport, but injuries do occur and stress and strain on the feet can lead to problems throughout the body.  The use of high quality bowling insoles can help prevent foot strain and improve a player's approach.  A high quality insole will be made from high tech materials that will absorb the shock while providing better coordination and comfort.