Orthopaedic soles, or plantar orthotics, are an integral part of the treatment of foot and ankle pathologies. In many cases, they prevent surgical treatment in the short, medium, or long term.
Indications of orthopaedic soles
Pain in the back, hip, and knee may be related to a foot problem, with a poor gait sequence. A suffering joint and the body compensates with the related joints. Thus, it is not uncommon in patients with foot pain to regain scoliosis, unevenness of length, or deformation in “X or Y” of the knees. In this case, it is always preferable to consider first-line non-surgical treatment.
These soles allow you to compensate after examination by your podiatrist for very varied pathologies. These can be flat or cavus feet, ankle orientation disorder and all lower limbs disorders (knees, hips and pelvis). These orthotics will relieve a walking or sports disorder, unequal length, pain related to localized hypersupport (metatarsalgies, bursitis), hallux valgus or Morton syndrome beginners, and many more…
Manufacture of orthopaedic soles
One of the current trends from fingerprinting is to 3D foot scanning. This consists, from a 3D scanner of the feet, to realize in CFAO (Design and Manufacture Assisted by Computer) the future pair of plantar orthotics. The necessary corrections are then taken into account in order to perfect the proper management of the pathology. Your podiatrist will therefore be able to make adjustments on the day of delivery of these orthotics according to your feelings and the type of shoes usually worn.
To be effective, they must be worn from sunrise to sunset. It is recommended that you bring several pairs of shoes commonly worn (city, sport, or leisure) during your consultation with the podiatrist. This will allow him to judge how you wear your shoes, and on the other hand to adapt your soles to these shoes (including safety, or running).
However the classic techniques keep their place, with adjustment of soles, from a base, according to your foot. The important thing is definitely the competence of your podiatrist, wrong soles won’t do you any good, and you won’t wear them…