The advantage of our customised insoles come from their production materials of RESIN, CARBON or E.V.A.
These materials allow for their long life even with intense daily activities: working while standing, extensive walking, sports, safety shoes, etc.
Thickness: very thin and suitable for many types of shoes and needs.
They can also be modified over time with corrections or the addition of materials.
When a doctor suggests a customised insole at an appointment without providing more precise indications, the patient is projected into a boundless world of possibilities: Orthopaedics, pharmacies and laboratories that manufacture standard orthotics without really understanding that orthotics are a customised and manufactured medical device which require different construction procedures depending on the specific cases.
They can never be the same for everyone, because each patient’s characteristics and needs are different. Therefore, each individual is a unique case and the insole should be exclusively tailor-made and customised.
The name “Plantar” comes from the anatomical structure where it acts – the sole of the foot. The construction of an orthosis must be guided by the patient’s diagnosis of a specific disease or defect or morpho-structural of the foot. Only after a precise diagnosis and analysis of the foot we can design the perfect custom-made orthotic.
Examinations which help us identify the most appropriate approach are: baropodometric test (revelation of the distribution of plantar pressure loads), unbiased podiatric exam (foot morphology, identification of acupressure pain, range of joint movement, muscle and cardiovascular tests), diagnostic of instrumental studies (ultrasound, X-ray, MRI and CT scans). The medical history should be treated with special care as a plantar changes according to the patient’s age, sport, work, daily habits, the type of shoes, and various problems related to the skin such as allergies or sweating.So the orthotic plantar should be tailor made after a complete examination. The next step pre-fabrication of the orthosis involves taking the imprint of the foot.
This can be done using various methodologies. The most common are with plaster bandages, or casting with plaster of phenolic foam. Having an accurate imprint of the foot the plantar will be then manufactured.The insole is used in foot disorders, such as metatarsalgia, neuromas, capsulitis, Sever’s disease and in certain complications of the lower limbs like diabetes (diabetic foot), rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatic foot) or other pathologies which struck the vascular, nervous and lymphatic systems.The plantar must correct or compensate specific problem, and be well tolerated by the patient. Thus it has to be light, and above all capable of improving the quality of life.
It’s important to use thin but resistant materials like resin or carbon in order to reduce the thickness inside the shoes to 0.3-0.5mm. These materials also have improved durability and considerable flexibility.
The orthotic insole can be divided into:
- Compensatory or
- Sports (see Sport section)
A well-designed orthosis corrects morphology or problems associated with age and development. Using braces, wedges or shims we can change, improve or help in the process of healthy foot development in children, when the muscle-tendon-skeletal system is able to respond to various external stimuli. The plantar compensatory tend to offset an incorrect structural morphology of the foot improving various chronic pathologies and thus decrease a state of acute pain and then work with appropriate treatment for each case. They are perfect for a painful foot as it absorbs and distributes the pressure on the sole of the foot.
The sports plantar will be designed according to the sport, both competitive and not. Special technical materials will be employed to reduce friction and stress from repeated movements, ensuring better performance and durability.
The plantar has an important role in the prevention of various pathologies. In case of a “diabetic foot” it is essential to minimize using the plantar points of high-laden potentially dangerous for the formation of hyperkeratosis and subsequently ulceration. It is important to reiterate that to achieve a good result the plantar has to be custom tailored to the patient’s foot and manufactured only after a full examination of the case.