Which Kind of Foot Patients Need Orthopedic Insoles
1, Flat Feet
The flat foot is caused by the relaxation of the plantar ligament. Causes include skeletal muscle abnormalities in the feet and genetic factors. Most patients with flat feet have no obvious discomfort, but severe flat feet can cause foot fatigue and pain after walking and tiredness. There may be swelling and tenderness on the soles and insteps, and even secondary back pain and hip and knee pain. The medical orthopedic insole can support the arch of the foot and balance the pressure distribution of the sole.
2, Heel Spur
The heel spur is a phenomenon of bone hyperplasia caused by long-term traction of the calcaneus. Most bone spurs have no obvious pain, and some have chronic pain. At present, there are many drugs for treating bone spurs, but none of them can dissolve or eliminate bone spurs, because bone spurs are a kind of compensatory bones that grow from normal bones, and have no difference in hardness from human bones.
3, Hallux Valgus
Due to abnormal development of congenital or long-term wearing pointed shoes, high heels, the toes are squeezed by external force, resulting in hallux valgus, causing the hallux bones to protrude outward.
4, Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a broad-shaped fan-shaped fascia of the foot. It is a good support for the arch. It can act as a buffer, absorb the reaction of the ground, and provide elasticity for walking. However, factors such as excessive exercise, standing time, obesity, pregnancy, and improper wearing of shoes for a long time may cause the fascia to be excessively pulled, causing deformation or inflammation of the foot.
Wearing a functional shoe with elasticity and shock absorption or supporting the arch with a therapeutic insole can relieve pain in the patient. Usually, the tendon movement of the foot can be done frequently, and the plantar fascia is pulled and exercised.
5, Unequal Length of The Lower Limbs
The unequal length of the lower limbs is caused by the development of one side of the lower limbs or the shortening of the fractures, and some are caused by the deformities of the hips, knees and ankles. Because the normal lumbar vertebrae have a certain compensatory function for the unequal length of the lower limbs, the lower limbs of one leg can be shortened by less than 1 cm. Patients who are shortened by more than 1 cm may cause pelvic tilt, scoliosis, lameness, fatigue, and low back pain after long walks and standing, and need to be corrected.