What are Orthoses (foot supports)?
Orthotics (foot supports) are specially designed shoe inserts, which help to restore the natural position of your foot. The type of orthotic (foot support) we need depends on the type of foot we have, how the foot is changing position and what shoes we wear. By careful selection and design of the correct orthotic (foot support) the foot is able to return to its natural position and function. This will prevent damaging changes in other joints, muscles and ligaments, and reduce foot pain.
Is an Orthosis (foot support) just another insole?
No, because insoles are designed to provide a cushioning effect and shock absorption. They may feel comfortable at first but they do not get to the root of the biomechanical cause of the pain or ailment. Orthotics (foot supports), on the other hand, are designed to change and optimize your foot function.
Do I need Orthosis (foot supports)?
Many foot symptoms ranging from general aches to painful bone and foot problems such as heel pains, bunions, callouses and hammer toes, are caused by collapsed and fallen arches. Foot orthotics (foot supports) help realign the joints within the foot in order to relieve the various symptoms.
What kinds of Orthoses (foot supports) are available?
Various kinds of orthotic insoles (foot supports) are available depending upon your needs of your lifestyle and your feet. The most common type of orthotic insole (foot support) is the rigid orthopedic foot support device made for everyday shoes.
There are other types of orthotics (foot supports) for high heeled shoes and soft, more flexible specialized orthotics to support pressure areas like heel spur to relieve foot pain.
Will Orthoses (foot supports) help my foot problems?
Orthotic insoles (foot supports) are helpful for many ailments of the foot; however they are not a complete cure. Orthotic (foot support) devices cannot reverse damage already occurred; they can however reduce the severity of the symptoms and relieve much of the pain caused by the problems you experience. In some cases symptoms can be eliminated. Contact us in Central London now for more information.
State-of-the-art, super lightweight heat mouldable materials are used to create an incredibly accurate mould of your feet. Strategically placed control, shock absorption and propulsive materials provide support, cushioning, protection and performance.
The insoles are moulded using windlass biomechanics, placing the foot and body into its optimum weight bearing position.