Hi there! I want to take this opportunity to welcome you at Foot Revitalize. I am Jean and you can read more about who I am and how foot revitalizing is important to me. When I created Foot Revitalize, my aim was to bring an awareness to our feet and the foot care provided in various ways to our precious feet. The site Foot Revitalize tries to help you find the perfect foot care product whether it is foot spa, foot massager, foot circulation boosters, orthotics and more.
Personally, I understand that researching foot care products can be exhaustive and difficult. Finding all the tools required to make your feet feel great after standing for long hours can be a tedious task. You may need to just soak them, massage them, get the circulation going, or simply protect them. Bringing up the various foot care products with a solid review will help you make the right decision based on what you exactly need.
The revitalizing foot care products featured on our site are reviewed by trying them, consolidating the research and feedback by other customers as well as providing great feedback from people we know who have been using them. Our intent is to generate a discussion on the foot care products that do work and make people’s feet feel better and ready to start the next day. Our foot care products are rated on various key elements such as design, functionality, unique features, warranty length, return policy, durability and more.
We hope you enjoy Foot Revitalize, where you will be able to read and discover a plethora of detailed reviews of circulation boosters, foot spa massagers, pedicure kits, orthotics, at all possible budget levels. in addition, our articles will provide some great educational stories and tips for you to care for your feet better.
Please take the opportunity to browse Foot Revitalize, where you will find tons of information on how to make your feet better. Whether it is having a look at the best foot spa massager to give as a gift for that special someone or a circulation booster for a grandparent with circulation problems, we probably had a look and reviewed them for you. When you think of the one who stands on their feet all day or for yourself, we at Foot Revitalize may have what we are looking for. Have a look and read at our detailed buying guides for you to make the right choice in acquiring foot care products that suits you. or the one you love.
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Foot Care Products Reviewed on Foot Revitalize.com
Foot care ranges from the improvement to your circulation in your feet to the protection you can offer to them when they are injured such as ankle brace. At Foot Revitalize, we bring the importance of your feet forward whether you need some feet pampering for standing all day to the care they need when you are ill or injured especially for those suffering from diabetes or neuropathy.
We have listed some of the best foot care products, which are linked to our detailed reviews. This information will enable you, the customer to make an important decision for what is often neglected, your FEET. Below are some of the brands of the best foot care products we will look at. Keep in mind they are diverse in their role and functions but they will bring only the best to make your feet healthy and happy. We also look at other brands and are solely committed to the brands pictured below.
Foot Care Buyers Guide
Getting the right products for your feet shouldn’t be about getting something that is just “good enough”. After all, we are talking about our feet here. At Foot Revitalize, we know it is important for you to understand what are the foot care products existing on the market and their differences whether it is the purposes, their built, their features, their qualities, and their cost. Maybe you heard about a certain foot care product from a friend or a co-worker and it worked out for them but you didn’t know much about it. This is where Foot Revitalize through our buyer’s guide, can give you that additional information so you can make your choices.
In our foot care buyer’s guide below, we break down all the accessories needed to your foot care. We start with the circulation boosters for 2017 and we have just added the best orthotics insoles you can find in 2017. We will not restrict ourselves to just these. We will be adding more and more tools necessary for your foot care habits.
In the first segment, we are looking at foot circulation boosters, that will improve the circulation in your feet and lower part of our lower legs. We have a dedicated page, where you will find our Best Circulation Boosters for 2017 here.
We hope you will find it educational and useful. In addition, we will provide thorough reviews of our circulation boosters so you can make a wise choice, when getting one.
Circulation Boosters Purposes
Circulation boosters have been existing only for approximately the last ten years. Most of them are clinically proven, which is something you should always be paying attention to if you are looking into getting one. They are aimed at improving the circulation and reduce swelling in your feet and also in your legs. Many people today suffers of poor circulation related mainly with diabetic neuropathy, or people with vein blockages.
Problems with Vascular Circulation System
The circulation system depends a lot on the peripheral vascular system. The peripheral vascular system consists of the veins and arteries not in the chest or abdomen (i.e. in the arms, hands, legs and feet). The peripheral arteries supply oxygenated blood to the body, and the peripheral veins lead deoxygenated blood from the capillaries in the extremities back to the heart.
A poor circulation can create bigger problems such as the effect of pins and needles in your lower limbs, and jeopardize your stability. Having a poor circulation issue can also be detrimental to you overall supply of blood to your heart and brain.
Circulation Boosters – How they work?
Circulation boosters work on the principle of muscle stimulation. They are medical device and are usually clinically proven. The muscle stimulation uses Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and most of the circulation boosters work on that principle. The EMS contract and relaxes the muscles in your lower limbs which enhances the blood flow. Wit more blood flow, the pin and needles effect and the swelling is reduced.
Circulation Boosters Features
When looking at what type of feature a circulation booster, you are expecting to look for simplicity, convenience and varying degrees of pulsations. Since it is acting on Electrical Muscle Stimulation, you will be looking for a certain amount of contractions through those electrical pulses. Some of the features that we see as important are the number of intensity levels. If you have only one or two or three intensity levels, you may find the comfort or the pulsation you want, but there are no guarantees. The Revitive IX, as an example, will give you up 99 different intensity levels, so you have plenty of options to set your circulation booster at the desired level for your legs and feet.
Circulation boosters who apply more a kneading massage effect without the EMS principle, will not have as many intensity levels. That is because they act in a different fashion by promoting circulation through a deep massage of your feet.
Other features you will want to pay attention to is whether it is controlled with a remote control or if it is a toe-touch control circulation booster, you want. This is simple, a remote or a toe-touch control feature won’t have you bending down to set your circulation booster. You will be able to do it in the comfort of your sofa while sitting.
Next, we have compiled a brief but detailed list of the top 5 orthotics insoles available. You can check the Best Orthotics Insoles for 2017 right here. In addition we have added some valuable information below you should be considering when adding orthotics insoles to your footwear.
What are Orthotics Insoles?
In many cases the term orthotics insoles is simply referred as orthotics. Other terms may exist such as inserts, orthotic inserts or orthoses. Their functions are all the same. Orthotics or Orthotics insoles are artificial insoles that are inserted inside shoes, boots and even in some cases sandals to restore the proper stability and the foot mechanism to its natural form. The natural form and its biomechanical function can be easily detected at a young age for children and prevented. The shift from a no orthotics to orthotics insoles is required and necessary when the natural biomechanical balance of our lower body has been disrupted by over-pronation.
What are the types of Orthotics Insoles
First, we need to break down how insoles are. You will have insoles already when you get new footwear, except maybe in the case of overshoes. Those are the manufacturer’s insoles. They can be adequate and in many cases, people will accept these insoles as satisfactory. One thing to keep in mind is if you have already a disruption of your biomechanical balance, manufacturer’s insoles will not do the job. They are aimed to provide the basic comfort and balance needed for that particular footwear.
Many companies have increased the comfort and balance of their shoes over the years especially in the running shoes department. With the manufacturer’s insoles you will get a certain amount of comfort from the cushioning and they will protect you from the impact of running, jumping and even walking. You have to keep in mind that these insoles are not made for everyone and the foot pattern is different from one person to the next.
Second, you will find orthotics insoles that you can get from any departmental stores or drug stores. These orthotics insoles are the primary option to correct any incorrect foot pattern while supporting arches and giving the comfort needed from added cushioning. They may be the solution for restoring the proper balance you need and sooth any foot pain. They come in different sizes and cushion thickness. They are also designed in various shapes for heel and arches support. It is a great solution for those who have to stand all day on their feet and is considered the primary solution to correct any disruption in the balance and cushioning.
Last but not least, you will have the orthotics insoles prescribed by a podiatrist or a medical specialist. In these cases, the orthotics insoles are specifically customized for your feet after a careful and detailed examination. They will examine how your feet sits when standing still, when you are walking and also when you are running (for those exercising and running). They use a software that will provide a digital imagery of where your foot sits flat and it will give them the results of what part of the foot is not biomechanically responding. They will also be able to look at the whole balance of the body from feet to your back.
When do you need Orthotics Insoles?
The need of orthotics insoles or inserts in your footwear can occur at any given time in your life (young or old). Sometimes the need for orthotics insoles will be from the result of foot pain, knee pain or even lower back pain. A combination of all these symptoms is a sign of a serious imbalance and the need for orthotics insoles is needed soonest. The first indication such as arch pain, plantar fasciitis or heel pain are also signs you need some orthotics insoles.
Another indication is by looking at how the sole of your daily shoes are worn out. Usually if it is worn out at the inner portion of your shoe’s sole, then your feet are inclined inward. This abnormal inclination will throw the straight line alignment your legs have will cause your knees to force inward as well. Eventually knee pain will develop. This misalignment is called over pronation (inward) or over supination (outward).
The most common one is over pronation. It is an erroneous foot biomechanics. Over pronation occurs at the time the foot’s arches dropped and rolls inward. What orthotics will do is realign the foot, and the ankle to its neutral and normal position. After a while, the foot is restored to its normal position and functions normally.
How to select Orthotics Insoles?
If you are going on a budget and still need the rectification of the biomechanical motion of your feet, you always have the choice to go to a professional and pay the required amounts and have them customized just for your feet and footwear. But if you choose to buy them off the counter and still get a quality pair that will be sufficient to your feet, then you may want to select a quality pair. There are many orthotics insoles brands and sizes out there. Brands such as Superfeet, Dr. Scholl’s, Powerstep, and Sof Sole.
The primary task when you select your orthotics insoles is to determine what is wrong with your feet. Is it over pronation, heel spur or plantar fasciitis that is the problem? Once the problem has been pinpointed then its time to correct the biomechanical disruption with the right orthotics insoles. I would recommend you try the orthotics first before making your final purchase. Keep your receipts, in the event a particular orthotics inserts doesn’t work out.
Once you have tried an insert, give it a few days. You will want to select the right sizes for your feet as well. This is crucial for a perfect fit inside your shoes or boots. Each companies will have its own scale corresponding to a shoe size. Always have a look at their chart and find the size that matches your shoe size.
Once you place your orthotics inserts inside your footwear, if it is too long or too wide, they can be easily trimmed with an X-ACTO knife exactly where the creases reflecting the extra length or width are.
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