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Why Wear Orthopedic Insoles Or Orthotics?

Orthopedic insoles or, also called plantar orthoses, are constantly evolving today to relieve many disorders in the human body. Tailor-made, they make it possible to correct disorders related to the feet and the back, the hip and the knees.

How Do You Know If You Need Orthopedic Insoles?

The foot comprises 28 bones, 16 joints, 107 ligaments that hold them together, and 20 muscles that allow the brain to control its movements. It is, therefore, a part of the complex body. They are the only link between the ground and the rest of your body. Their role is to stabilize, cushion, and propel the body. Poor support can cause an imbalance that can cause foot, knee, or back pain.

The prescription of orthopedic insoles is generally done in the following cases:

  • You regularly experience foot pain (toes, heels, ankles, sole, and even the back of the foot).
  • You suffer from knee, hip, or back pain.
  • You suffer from a malformation of the foot: flat feet, hollow feet, or the presence of a hallux valgus.
  • A loved one observes poor gait or a change in posture.
  • Your shoes are deformed, and you wear them out quickly.
  • You suffer from knee, hip, or back pain.
  • Without having any particular pain, orthopedic insoles can also be prescribed preventively if:
  • You practice a sports activity because your joints are highly stressed.
  • You are over 75 years old.
  • You have diabetes because the slightest wound can quickly give rise to complications.
  • You have a shorter leg.

What Is The Benefit Of Orthopedic Insoles?

Orthopedic insoles are a simple and non-invasive alternative to surgery following specific pain and also custom orthotics solution for your special needs. They are made to measure, prevent, treat, and correct functional, biomechanical, postural, or disability problems. Since their creation, many technical advances such as thermoplastic or EVA resin have made it possible to develop more flexible and more resistant soles.

Specialists have also developed manufacturing techniques such as thermo bonding or thermoforming, which provide more precision in the design of soles and better meet everyone’s needs. With these advances, orthopedic insoles have gained a lot over time in comfort, quality, and efficiency.

Where Can I Find Orthopedic Insoles?

Orthopedic insoles are first prescribed by a doctor (general practitioner or specialist). They are then made to measure after the podiatric assessment in centers by specialists in podiatry or orthopedics-orthosis.

How Long Can You Use Your Insoles Or Orthotics? 

Orthopedic insoles have an average duration of 1 year. However, their resistance over time varies according to the weight of the people, their activities, and the evolution of the initial symptoms. They remain guaranteed against any manufacturing defect or poor workmanship for 6 months from the date of receipt of the soles.

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