"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art" Leonardo da Vinci
Podiatrists are trained to prescribe orthotics like an orthotist. At THE foot + body mechanic award winning semi-custom Vasyli Medical Orthotics can be prescribed as well as Healthystep and LBG Medical insoles.
Unless you constantly walk on soft, natural surfaces like earth and sand, the natural arches of the foot are not sustained. This can cause excessive pronation and flattening of the feet. When the foot is not aligned as it evolved to be used, the forces from walking, standing and running etc are not distributed through the foot and body efficiently which can lead to misalignment, pain and injury not just in the foot but in the rest of the body.
A trained podiatrist can look at the alignment of your toes, feet, ankles and knees alongside your individual case injury in order to prescribe orthotics that use the ground reaction forces in your favour in order to maintain the best alignment possible for your foot type and lifestyle needs.
Insoles can be used to treat plantar fasciitis, shin splints, flat feet, highly arched feet, Achilles tendonitis, metatarsalgia, heel pain, clawed toes, bunions, osteoarthritis, diabetes, Morton’s neuroma, knee pain, back pain, neck pain, tired/achy legs, fungal/thick nails, verruca’s, corns and callus.
A wide range of other orthotics are also available depending on your podiatric requirements.