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Your foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles. It makes sense to protect them. Common injuries are easily avoidable with the correct footwear.
We recommend a stable and hard-working safety boot that prevents complaints, claims and fines by cushioning and protecting the sole, ankle and toes. Comfortable footwear improves staff wellbeing and productivity, from reducing common sprains to preventing leg, pelvis and upper body trauma.
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Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is the inflammation caused by excessive stretching of the plantar fascia, the broad band of fibrous tissue which runs along the bottom surface of the foot, attaching at the bottom of the heel bone and extending to the forefoot. When the plantar fascia is excessively stretched, this can cause plantar fasciitis, which can also lead to heel pain, arch pain, and heel spurs.
With Plantar Fasciitis, the bottom of your foot usually hurts near the inside, where the heel and arch meet. The pain is often acute either first thing in the morning or after a long rest, because while resting the plantar fascia contracts back to its original shape. The pain often subsides as the day progresses and the plantar fascia continues to be stretched.
The key to support this issue is to wear more appropriate footwear, especially if you are going to be on your feet for long periods of time. integra.boot has specifically built in a well contructed raised arch support that holds the foot secure. By firmly securing the foot, not over tight, this helps to reduce the overstretching of the plantar fascia.
The heel bone is the largest bone in the foot and absorbs the most amount of shock and pressure. A heel spur is an abnormal growth of the heel bone. Bone spurs form when the plantar fascia (a broad band of fibrous tissue located along the bottom surface of the foot that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot) pulls away from the heel area (a condition called plantar fasciitis), causing a bony protrusion, or heel spur to develop. While most people assume the heel spur itself is the cause of pain, it is not. The plantar fascia tissue pulling away from the heel bone is the actual cause of pain, especially while standing or walking.
integra.boot sole units are double density. It means there are two layers within the sole unit. A hard outer layer of PU (Polyurethane) or Rubber is used first with a softer, thicker layer of PU used as a second layer. By having this second layer it aids additional comfort and reduces the impact on the heel of the foot when walking, relieving pain and pressure.
Bunions are a very common condition that affects women significantly more than men due to poorly fitted footwear. A bunion is a bony protrusion that can occur at the base of the big toe joint. This bony lump can cause friction and pain when wearing shoes.
Bunions are frequently associated with inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that helps cushion the bones of the foot. Another type of bunion, called a Tailor’s bunion or bunionette, forms on the outside of the foot on or at the base of the little toe joint. Smaller than a typical bunion, it is caused when the little toe is pressed in towards the big toe.With continued displacement of the big toe towards the smaller toes, a bunion can lead to the big toe resting under or over the second toe (a common condition called overlapping toes). It also can lead to a toe muscle deformity called hammer toes.
Several of the integra.boot styles are a naturally wider fit by using a Composite (plastic) toecap. During the manufacturing process, the toecap cannot be produced to such a narrow fit that a steel toecap can. This allows more room and additional width in the toe area reducing the risk of toes being narrowed up and overlapping.
Calluses are unattractive and sometimes painful patches of thick skin on your feet that form when dead skin cells harden and thicken over an area of the foot, usually the ball of the foot, the heel or big toe. This buildup is our body’s defense against excessive pressure and friction. Eliminating the source of the friction or pressure is the first course of action.
This often caused by:
In all integra.boot footwear styles, a substantial insole is supplied with every pair. This extra liner helps provide additional support but also helps to reduce friction and rubbing. Having this insole also helps to disperse concentrated points of pressure which in turn reduces the risk of Calluses building up.
Achilles tendonitis is an injury caused by overuse of the large tendon that connects the calf muscles to the back of the heel bone. When overused, the Achilles tendon can get irritated, painful, stiff and swollen. Although it is the largest and strongest tendon in the body, it is also the most injury-prone due to its limited blood supply and the enormous stress placed upon it. Achilles tendonitis can worsen if not treated properly, so address the problem promptly.
This is largely caused by:
By building in arch support, having a strong insole and the double density sole unit, these can help to reduce the pain of Achilles Tendonitis. Having strong heel support is crucial in supporting the foot to help eliminate an unnecessary friction or foot movement.
A hammer toe is a toe that is contracted at the PIP joint (middle joint in the toe) and can lead to severe pressure and pain. Ligaments and tendons that have tightened cause the toe’s joints to curl downwards. Hammer toes may occur in any toe, except the big toe. There is often discomfort at the top part of the toe that is rubbing against the shoe.
Hammer toes are classified based on the mobility of the toe joints. There are two types – flexible and rigid. In a flexible hammer toe, the joint has the ability to move. This type of hammer toe can be straightened manually. With rigid toe joints, movement is limited and can be extremely painful. This sometimes causes foot movement to become restricted leading to extra stress at the ball-of-the-foot, possibly leading to pain and the development of corns and calluses.
In the integra.boot range, all safety toecaps have additional rubber pads at the edge of the toecap. This helps to spread the pressure from a common pressure point within safety footwear. It eliminates rubbing from the edge of the toecap on the foot.
The knee is a critical joint, used repetitively while running, jogging or taking part in other activities. The knee is in fact the largest joint in the body, and contains crucial ligaments, bursae, and tendons surrounding the knee joint that are all susceptible to injury.
When you walk, you put the force of as much as five times your body weight on each foot. If the foot doesn't absorb that shock or redistribute it properly, you can develop problems elsewhere.
Make sure that the safety footwear you are using is fit for purpose. Having lightweight safety footwear can also help as you are not having to lift such a heavy weight every time you take a step. Four of the integra.boot styles have composites toecaps and midsoles (pictured) which are lighter than traditional steel components that are you used.
If the foot is not correctly aligned, this puts uneven pressure on the joints leading to painful ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulders and neck.
This can result in you adjusting your walking style to accommodate for ill fitting footwear meaning undue pressure on other body parts and pelvis is a common areas to take the brunt of this pressure.
Pain may arise from structures that are within the hip joint or from structures surrounding the hip.
The hip joint is a potential space, meaning that there is a minimal amount of fluid inside it to allow the femoral head to glide in the socket of the acetabulum. Any illness or injury that causes inflammation will cause this space to fill with fluid or blood, stretching the hip capsule lining and resulting in pain.
The femoral head and the acetabulum are lined with articular cartilage that allows the bones to move within the joint with less friction. Also, the socket area of the acetabulum is covered with tough cartilage called the labrum. Just like any other joint cartilage, these areas can wear away or tear and become the source of pain.
There are thick bands of tissue that surround the hip joint, forming a capsule. These help maintain the hip joint stability, especially with movement.
Movement at the hip joint is possible because of the muscles that surround the hip and their tendons that attach across the hip joint, allowing the leg to move in different directions. Aside from controlling movement, these muscles act together to maintain joint stability. There are large bursas (fluid-filled sacs) that surround areas of the hip and allow the muscles and tendons to glide more easily over bony prominences. Any of these structures can become inflamed.
Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in your outer thigh. The cause of meralgia paresthetica is compression of the nerve that supplies sensation to the skin surface of your thigh.
Tight clothing, obesity or weight gain, and pregnancy are common causes of meralgia paresthetica. However, meralgia paresthetica can also be due to local trauma or a disease, such as diabetes.
In most cases, meralgia paresthetica can be relieved with conservative measures, such as wearing looser clothing. In severe cases, treatment may include medications to relieve discomfort or, rarely, surgery.
The “keystone” of the pelvis is the sacrum. Where the sacrum and the ilium meet at the left and right sides of the back are the sacroiliac (SI) joints. These joints are supported by strong ligaments. The actual amount of joint movement is very small. SI joints may move too much or not enough. When the SI joint does not function properly, the symptoms include lower back pain and proximal leg pain.
This typifies many age-related spine problems. It is not really a disease but rather helps to describe the changes spinal components undergo as a result of growing older. As we grow older, our bodies undergo changes at the cellular levels. A facial wrinkle is an example of a degenerative cellular change.
As we age, the intervertebral discs begin to dehydrate (water volume diminishes); their shape and height may change affecting the space between two vertebral bodies (disc space). When disc space is reduced, a nerve passageway (neuroforamen) narrows.
The disc and facet joints work in tandem. Abnormal stresses applied to the disc are transferred to the facets resulting in overgrowth of capsular ligaments, formation of osteophytes, and reduction in facet joint movement. While all this is going on, the body is trying to find a way to stop abnormal movement, heal itself. Cartilage on the facet joints may wear away. Basically, a slow degenerative cascade develops. Bone spurs develop and may further impinge nerve roots within the foramen and or spinal canal.
The contents of the disc (nucleus pulposus) have spilled out through the disc’s tough protective outer layer (annulus fibrosus). The nucleus pulposus is compressing a spinal nerve root and may cause back pain, with or without leg pain.
Depending on the severity of nerve compression or damage, and where in the lower back the disc herniation has occurred, the patient may develop buttock, thigh, and leg pain. The location of back pain is generally diffuse and not located in a specific area. However, leg pain typically follows specific dermatomal patterns consistent with specific nerve root irritation.
When a spinal nerve root is compressed, entrapped, or pinched it becomes inflamed and starts to send messages the brain interprets as pain. In the illustration (left) of a cervical (neck) spine segment, many different disorders are causing nerve compression: a herniated disc, thickened ligament, and bone spurs (also called osteophytes).
A sprain means an injury to a ligament, and ligaments support the spine, including its joints—the facet joints. A strain is a muscle and/or tendon injury. Tendons connect muscle to a bone. A spinal sprain or strain can happen if you fall, use poor body mechanics (eg, lifting and twisting simultaneously), during a car accident, and many other ways. These are usually quite painful and may temporarily limit movement.
The comfort, water resistance and metal free design of the integra.boot suits our many working environments.
Never had a problem with any of the integra.boot styles purchased.
I wear the boots myself so I can confirm they’re comfortable. I don’t see us changing supplier anytime soon.
Our lorry drivers use the boots and like both the comfort and lightness of them……great value for money.
Excellent fit ideal for the purpose and covers all safety standards. Staff are delighted with the weight and the comfort of the boot.
We recently changed to the Traction boots, because the sole lasted longer. Drivers are very happy with the Traction boots.
Footwear is excellent. All my guys find it very comfortable.
We use integra boots throughout the factory and have no complaints with these.
The integra.boot has been widely recognised as being a good for value boot with good feedback from all trades staff for hard wear and comfort.
We have found them to be good value and good quality.
Highly recommend integra.boot safety footwear for durability and value for money.
They are tough, durable, comfortable and competitively priced.
Comfort in and out of the cab, no complaints from any of our drivers.
Does what it says on the tin, great value for money.
integra.boot wellingtons are more comfortable than previous ones used. They are also lighter, have more slip resistance and are easier to clean.