What are the most common injuries for basketball players?
As basketball courts are generally made from hardwood, or concrete if you’re shooting hoops outside, the impact of constantly running and jumping on these unforgiving surfaces can cause stress fractures - small cracks in the bones of your foot which are often hard to diagnose.
Other common foot problems experienced by basketball players include flat feet and the inflammation of the plantar fascia, also known as plantar fasciitis, a leading cause of which is the lack of proper support in lightweight basketball shoes.
There’s also the dreaded basketball heel, caused by the repetitive overuse of bones or tendons.
Can insoles make you jump higher?
If you’re asking if basketball insoles can help you jump higher, the short answer to that is no. True, there are lots of different benefits of using basketball shoe insoles, but that’s not one of them, unfortunately.
However, as the best basketball insoles do increase comfort and reduce the risk of injury, you will be able to train for longer and, as we all know, practice makes perfect.
So, in a kind of abstract way, insoles for basketball shoes will improve your on-court performance.
Do basketball players wear insoles?
Regardless of skill level, basketball shoe insoles can benefit anyone, and that includes some of the most famous professional basketball players.
In fact, given the tough nature of the professional game, they have become a necessity for many major league stars looking to avoid injury and protect their feet.
How can insoles help basketball players?
Footwear companies often encourage basketball players to wear lightweight sneakers that often have minimal support.
They promise to help you be light on your feet as you move across the court. Unfortunately, without the right support, you can wind up with serious foot problems that will keep you from moving on the court at all.
But don’t worry. You can still lace up your favourite pair of Jordan’s while getting the support you need in your arch, ankle, and heel. Start by taking out the factory insoles your sneakers came with and replacing them with the best basketball insoles.
Our basketball shoe insoles are just one of a range of FootActive sports insoles.
We also provide a range of insoles that helps various foot problems such as heel pain and tired and aching feet, along with a choice of orthopaedic footwear, such as slippers, flip flops, sandals with arch support and supportive socks.