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With people’s feet constantly worsening as they spend the majority of their time on their feet, while there is no definitive cure, there are undoubtedly treatments. The demand for bespoke insoles has reached 58% in 2022, with 75% of adults reporting problems with their feet. Custom Insoles, commonly referred to as shoe inserts, orthotics or arch supports, are intended to supply correction and support for problematic areas on your feet and lower limbs. They can be used to elevate an arch, ease heel pain, and/or compensate for toe joint deformities. When it comes to custom insoles, individuality is the foundation. Yet, do they actually work?

How Do Custom Insoles Work?

Custom insoles are an investment, they are not usually inexpensive. They are made for people who have chronic foot pain that interferes with their daily activities, and are usually prescribed by a professional podiatrist. Custom insoles have been used for centuries to relieve foot pain, help correct body posture and improve comfort. To keep up with demand, materials and theories have evolved over time. They used to be made of metal, but are now manufactured of specialised polymers. 

Insoles have been shown in studies to help cure and prevent leg, foot, and lower limb injuries. When you stand, walk, or run, insoles change the pressure from the ground to the foot. Insoles can improve foot function and prevent excessive forces that lead to foot damage by distributing these forces evenly throughout the feet. Wearing custom Insoles sends signals to your brain by way of corrective movements to your foot, improving function, avoiding pain, and preventing injury. This will allow you to go about your day in comfort. 

What Conditions Do Custom Insoles Treat?

Depending on your condition, customised insoles will work at different rates. Yet, as previously stated, they have proven to genuinely help foot pain. In addition, custom insoles successfully treat a range of conditions such as:

How Can Doncaster Foot Clinic Help You? 

We can assist you in determining the source of your foot issue and advising a course of action to help you get back on your feet more healthily and comfortably. You can reach us by email or by calling 01302 342 971, and we’ll help you find the right podiatrist for you! To stay up to speed with our clinical updates and specials, follow us on Facebook!

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Do Custom Insoles Work?