Case Example – Patient A
Insoles For Flat Feet
What Are Insoles
Insoles are the cushioning fabric lining the base of your shoes. They provide separation between your feet and the tough material that lines the sole of your shoe. Shelf bought insoles can add value to your shoes by increasing the layer of comfort or cushioning between your feet and the shoe sole. Insoles that have been clinically diagnosed can add further value by diagnosing pressure points on your feet and manipulating the pressure to correct your standing and walking position. At The Foot Alignment Clinic, we clinically measure the pressure that you place on your feet when you stand, walk and run. We then use the VerticalFAS designed by Neil Smith to Align your feet while weight bearing. Weight-bearing means we do all this while you are standing.
How Can Insoles Be beneficial
Corrective Insoles can assist with the symptoms of flat feet or pes planus. Having flat feet doesn’t always mean you will have pain and discomfort in the arch and heel of your feet. But if it does occur, corrective insoles that are manufactured to provide appropriate support for your feet can assist. Generic shelf brought insoles may provide initial comfort, but it is important for the insole to be able to apply the appropriate pressure to the foot when you are weight bearing.
The Treatment For Flat Feet.
1. Get your foot alignment and arch support checked.
2. Get your foot alignment and arch support corrected.
3. Custom orthotics can be made while you are weight bearing, standing on your feet. Padding and pressure can be made into the orthotics to provide the necessary support to alleviate the pain.
4. Become pain-free, upright and mobile.
Flat feet are a common biomechanical problem that occurs in up to 80% of the population. Flattening of the feet can cause discomfort.
Discomfort in your feet can cause you to compensate.
Shifting your weight, balance and alignment can cause extreme stress or inflammation of entire lower limb, pelvis, and spine. Often people with flat feet do not experience discomfort immediately, and some never suffer from any discomfort at all. However, when symptoms develop and become painful, standing, walking or running becomes awkward and painful. Over-Pronation is effectively treated conservatively (non-surgical treatments) with custom orthotic insoles for flat feet.
Flat Feet Symptoms
Feet are very complex. If one area of the foot is impaired we tend to try to compensate by changing how we carry our weight. If we are limping or favouring one foot against the other for any period of time we are susceptible to damaging the alternate leg, knee, hip or back. Correcting the original problem early is the key to proper recovery. If you are suffering from fallen arches and feeling pain in the arch or heel, please contact us early so that we can help. We need to assist you early to avoid Lower limb inflammation and severe arch pain.