FOOT ANALYSIS AND PERSONAL INSOLES PRODUCTION
In the diagnosis of gait disorders and pain caused by the soles of the feet, a specially designed walking platform, pressure measuring equipment, and special computer software, and a 3D printer are used.
The foot is a functional organ that carries the body weight while standing and several times the body weight while running. The slightest disturbance in foot function can cause various problems throughout the body, from the foot to the leg muscles and tendons, knees, groin, waist, and back. That’s why caring about foot health means giving importance to every part of the body in a way. You don’t have to have an outpatient complaint to deal with foot health. Because the most important thing in medicine is protection. If a defect in the foot function can be prevented without causing a problem, the formation of injury can be prevented by the future foot, leg, groin, back pain, cramps, rapid fatigue that causes daily performance decrease. That’s why it is necessary to consider the foot analysis as a check-up. Just as you are having a check-up on your body, you need to have a check-up on your feet in order not to have any problems in the future. It is extremely important to have a foot check-up, especially for people with high daily activities, those who are new to or do sports, and for patients with circulatory disorders such as diabetes.
WHY IS FOOT ANALYSIS IMPORTANT and PERSONAL INSOLES PRODUCTION
Disorders in the structure and function of your feet can adversely affect your posture, balance, walking, running, and other activities, adversely affecting your daily life and sports performance, as well as causing problems in almost every part of your body starting from the foot.
Problems caused by foot structure and function disorders:
- Posture, balance, pressure, and gait disorders.
- Foot (heel, sole, finger) and ankle pain
- Leg, knee, hip, waist, back, neck, shoulder, jaw pain
- Quick fatigue, muscle cramps, decreased lung capacity
- Ankle sprains
- Hallux valgus (thumb protrusion-bunion), hallux rigidus, hammertoe, and other small finger problems, ingrown toenail, sesamoid problems, Morton foot, metatarsalgia, Morton neuroma, callus and plantar warts (floor warts), medial plantar neuropraxia (jogger’s foot), sole collapse, high sole, heel spur-plantar fasciitis, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, tarsal tunnel syndrome, Achilles tendon problems, Haglund’s disease, stress fractures, foot-related muscle and tendon strains, joint cartilage lesions and ligament-capsule strains, compartment syndromes, functional shortness of the leg, spinal curvature.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT INSOLES:
1. Anatomic insoles: These are insoles available in the market or found in shoes and slippers.
2. Orthopedic insoles: These are custom-made insoles.
- Accommodative insoles: They are designed and produced for temporary use according to the problem of the person.
- Functional insoles: They are specially designed and prepared for continuous use. These insoles support the foot structure of the person as necessary and prevent excesses in the foot function, allowing the foot to move within safe limits.
HOW SHOULD BE A GOOD INSOLE?
- It should be specially designed for the person.
- Materials used for insoles production should have health approval from valid organizations that do not contain toxic and carcinogenic substances (D3D insoles products are approved for European Union Health Compliance). this is much more important for children.
HOW TO DESIGN GOOD INSOLES?
Good insoles should be designed according to the following information:
- Structure of the foot: Medial (inner), transverse (anterior), lateral (outer) arch (arch) heights of the foot
- The function of the foot: Measurements of the inward and outward compression ratio and timing of the foot, which can only be understood by dynamic (walking and running) analysis.
- Determination of the hardness and thickness of the insoles: It should be determined according to the weight, activity (job, sports, etc.), disease (diabetes, etc.), or problem of the person.
- Clinical knowledge and problems