Selection of proper insoles starts with a podiatric examination, which lasts for 30 minutes. Effective insoles must be properly chosen. This is possible only through podiatric examination.
Orthopedic insoles effectiveness is impacted by:
- complex podiatric examination,
- quality of materials used during insoles production,
- adapting insoles to different types of footwear,
- correcting insoles with a progression of treatment.
Podiatrist consultation starts with medical history, establishing a level and a location of pain. The examination in the Carolina Medical Center consists of measuring foot parameters with a podoscope, a photograph taken from underneath, as well as measuring foot pressure during walking and running. The examination is supplemented with video analysis of movement technique, prepared with three-dimensional video system (3D) and measuring a strength of ground reaction, measured with three systemic dynamometric platform during walking, running and jumping.
A podiatrist creates your foot model, which will be used to create insoles. They will be adjusted not only to your foot but also your footwear type. It is worth deciding for one pair of insoles for every type of footwear: everyday, sport, smart. Insoles can be created even with huge feet deformation. You have to bring your footwear to the examination and insoles collection (approximately 7 days after your examination).
Orthopedic insoles are made with the latest technologies and are manually finished using different types of specialistic, shock-absorbing materials. Those materials have different density and thickness, regarding their purpose.
Complimentary follow up appointments
After 4-6 weeks of wearing insoles we strongly recommend a follow up visit. If insoles still need to be adjusted you can make another appointment with our podiatrist. In the Carolina Medical Center, follow up visits are free of charge for 6 months. When visiting a podiatrist bring your insoles and your footwear with you.
Changing your insoles
Insoles life-span varies between 6 to 18 months, depending on a level of physical activity and type of sport you are undertaking.