Custom Insoles – Podiatry at your service
This is the area of Podiatry responsible for the manufacture of silicone orthosis and custom insoles based on biomechanical studies (on static, the foot and gait dynamics).
These studies are used to diagnose, prevent and treat the biomechanical alterations that might be caused by internal and external forces acting on the human body.
In this specific case, the foot produces specific loads and consequent deformities which can lead to flat feet, pes cavus and even to the formation of heel spur, plantar fasciitis and toe deformities (claw toe, bunions).
These devices allow compensating for the relevant dysmetrics / heterometries detected by means of diagnostic aids, contributing to the patient’s postural correction and to the possible preservation of some musculoskeletal structures which may be affected by such misalignments; also it contributes to the postoperative preservation of hip or knee prostheses, thus increasing its average lifespan.
We carry out a wide variety of custom insoles for various types of foot pathology.
– Insoles for dysmetria compensation (difference in the limbs’ height)
– Sports Insoles
– Insoles for Diabetics
– Children’s Insoles
– Insoles to correct gait problems
– Confort Insoles
– Carbon Insoles
ROLE OF CUSTOM INSOLES IN PODIATRY
Custom orthopedic insoles are used as a mean of prevention; correction or can be accommodative.
Prevention insoles are widely used by at-risk people, such as the ones having Diabetic Foot, in order to prevent ulcers thus avoiding the risk of amputation.
Corrective insoles are specially used in children to correct or prevent incorrect foot support.
Mechanical insoles can be used by adults; elderly, rheumatoid foot among other cases, aiming to accommodate the foot thus improving the comfort and decreasing both pressure areas and pain, by acting on all these critical areas.
This type of Custom Plantar Support are made in the laboratory by an extremely competent team with continuous training on the subject and keeping up with all the technical and technological world´s most advanced developments, making this type of orthesis’ to have a high success rate and adaptability. The materials used are of the highest quality and of the most innovative in the market, thus being of total tolerance for patients.
As a matter of curiosity, there are several types of custom foot supports (SP) adaptations, being part of the most effective and with the highest successful rate, those of indirect adaptation to the patient’s foot.
In the direct adaptation technique the SPs are directly adapted to the patient’s foot. As the images show the patient is sitting with no pressure made on the foot and the insoles are molded directly on it; there could be some adulterated pressure points due to the loading posture. There must be a prior assessment to see if we can use this technique in order to get the most reliable results possible.
The most used technique in our SP adaptation biomechanical studies is the indirect adaptation technique that is exclusively done in the laboratory.
As shown in the photos, first we make the mold in phenolic foams (directly on the patient’s foot) and then the positive mold is reproduced, working it accordingly with the pathologies, rectifying or compensating structures that later will be stimulated with the use of the SPs.
The SPs are thus treated and adapted by layers directly onto the patient’s foot mold as shown in the following images until it reaches the final result.
A major question posed by the patients is if the SPs adapt to all type of footwear; the ideal is showing the daily used type of footwear to the professional in order to receive the right tips for the appropriate use. SPs are designed to be used in lightweight shoes within normal biomechanical standards and have the advantage of being fine tuned with minor needed adjustments made directly and promptly by the professional.
Insoles for children
Regarding the correction/compensation of children’s feet, these devices have revolutionized child biomechanics because they are very effective, lightweight, easy to adapt and non-traumatic in terms of the use and the aesthetics of children’s shoes. Correction and clinical follow-up are much more effective and the child can have freedom of movement which results in a better biomechanical development often prevented by the use of orthopedic boots. Only in extreme cases should the use of boots be considered since these can also give quality of life to children with severe biomechanical insufficiencies.