The flying gait undoubtedly adorns the representatives of both sexes. But it is influenced by many different factors, including foot problems. Some of them can be solved without the intervention of a doctor. Orthopedic insoles, shown to almost every modern person who spends the whole day on his feet, are able to make life easier. How to choose orthopedic insoles? Can children wear them? And how not to get confused in their diversity in the pharmacy?
The main point with which it is important to decide before looking for points of sales of orthopedic insoles: for what purpose are they purchased? Contrary to popular opinion, this product is not aimed only at eliminating violations of the structure of the feet. With their help, you can take care of the prevention of various diseases, ease the load during sports, or even combine several tasks at once - to warm the shoes and prevent pain from long wearing it.
But all this is real only with proper selection: it is impossible to purchase orthopedic insoles in the same way as simple inserts into shoes, along the length of the foot. The ideal solution would be to consult a specialist, but if you cannot visit her, you should familiarize yourself with the information presented below.
Orthopedic insoles must be purchased if you have to spend most of your time on your feet, as a result of which the load on your feet increases. This issue is especially acute for people who are beginning to feel discomfort in the arch of the foot, its subsidence. Also in orthopedic insoles there is a need in pregnant women, athletes and those with impaired foot structure. All these factors lead to the fact that conventional shoe insoles begin to deliver discomfort, wearing them becomes uncomfortable.
Pharmacies are able to offer 2 types of orthopedic insoles: having a rigid frame, and soft, easily taking the desired shape. Both those, and others - take place to be, but are focused on different tasks. Rigid insoles are surprisingly thinner, fit into any footwear and are designed for those who walk a lot and for a long time, but do not feel pain, only fatigue and sagging arches.
Soft and dense insoles are shown to pregnant women, people with diabetes and arthritis, as well as other diseases of the joints, athletes. But the most important point that is important to take into account: an orthopedic insole should lie in your shoes without any deformation, otherwise you will not wait for a positive effect.
How much do orthopedic insoles cost?
Most brands that have proven themselves in the market for medical corrective products, children's and adolescent orthopedic insoles for individual orders will cost 2 thousand rubles; the same models for adults - 2.5-3 thousand rubles. Preventive ready-made options for children can be selected in the price range of 600-800 rubles., With a reinforced instep support - 1-1.2 thousand rubles. For adults ready-made orthopedic insoles will cost about 1-1.5 thousand rubles. Of course, if it becomes necessary to add individual details, for example, to fill the voids from amputation, the cost of an orthopedic insole can increase to 4-6 thousand rubles.
The price of the product is set by the manufacturer depending on the material used and production costs, so often there are impressive differences between the price tags. Is it necessary to overpay, or will even the cheapest insoles work in the same way as those whose value seems completely unjustified?
All orthopedic insoles are made of genuine leather, allowing legs to "breathe", which is especially important for closed shoes. In addition, this material easily adapts to the shape of the foot, which means that it becomes as convenient and not tangible as possible, does not provoke discomfort and pain, does not aggravate the problem that needs to be eliminated. If the manufacturer offers other material, such insoles must be abandoned! Inside the product is filled with polyethylene foam, and it can serve for 2 years. After this period, orthopedic insoles must be disposed of and replaced.
Orthopedic insoles: product selection with heel spurs
The heel spine develops much less frequently than other diseases of the feet, but requires immediate intervention. Orthopedic insoles, which are selected for this problem, should solve several issues at once. In addition to reducing the pain, they are faced with the task of competently distributing the weight of the foot, so often the special heel cushions are attached to the insoles. But here it is important not to forget that these measures are not a complete treatment, so you should not rely only on orthopedic insoles. They will support the arches of the foot, prevent fatigue by normalizing blood circulation and prevent other pathologies from developing, but nothing more.
The main difference between orthopedic insoles, made for persons with heel spurs, from other models, in the soft area of the heel, so as not to increase the pressure on the painful area. There is also a strengthening of the longitudinal arch, which will be transferred to the weight of the foot. Material for concrete insoles is no longer polyethylene and leather, but felt and silicone. However, without an heel pad, an orthopedic insole with respect to the heel spur will act poorly: you will also have to order it. It is an additional tab under the heel area, having a thickness of from 3 to 10 mm, made of latex or gel. The total cost of all corrective products will be 2.5-3 thousand rubles.
What you need to consider when buying insoles for children?
Orthopedic insoles are selected for children in 2 cases: in order to prevent flatfoot and other foot structure disorders, or to eliminate the same diseases. Unlike orthopedic insoles for adults, children's products can not be made to order, but purchased at specialized points of sale. Most often, these are large pharmacies with a department of corrective products: belts, corsets, etc. Moreover, this is important for children under the age of 7-8 years: after this boundary, it is better to consult a doctor to create an individual order.
To begin with, it is necessary to consider the construction of an orthopedic insole as a whole: unlike a simple fabric insert into shoes, it is a more rigid product, having indentations and lifting points. In particular, in the place where the arch of the foot. It is because of this area that the orthopedic insole is often called the instep, converting the English word "support" for this name, which means "support." Indeed, with its design, the insole must support the foot from sagging in the area of the arch and the subsequent development of flatfoot, but in fact it only prevents the insole and foot from moving along it, and also slightly keeps the foot in the correct position, preventing its weight from going to the inner zone.
Depending on the problem that needs to be solved with a child’s foot, specific options of insoles are selected. For example, in the case of a clubfoot, the outer halves of the product are compressed: this is where the pronator is located. In addition, such insoles have higher sides, while demotion models retain them only for lateral support. With a flat-valgus foot, a protective rim is placed on the inner side of the back third of the foot, and a depression is also created here.
Selection of orthopedic insoles is most reasonable to conduct, after consulting with a doctor. Search for a suitable model through familiarity with reviews on the Internet can only be for products of a preventive nature. For example, those who are designed to relieve fatigue during the working day.
Among these, PedagSesta’s insoles have proven to be excellent: soft, made of genuine leather, in the middle price range. However, due to the natural material, it is impossible to wet such insoles: after that they immediately become useless. They work great in case of varicose veins, they quickly help relieve fatigue. And here it should be mentioned that such insoles are focused on closed shoes without a heel.
According to consumer reviews, the model for shoes with high heels manufacturers fail. For example, the product of the brand Ortmann was extremely negatively rated by women due to uncomfortable sensations and even burning at the very beginning of use.
The largest number of positive comments collected orthopedic insoles brand Ortofun, offering the consumer and ready-made models, and making them to order. Their insoles are made of suede material. They are flexible, despite the apparent stiffness, comfortable even for small children, are easily inserted into any closed shoes.
After reading the recommendations, you can easily decide the choice of orthopedic insoles, but the best way to select them will be the individual production of the product according to your measurements and foot features. This will give a guarantee for the most effective result from wearing the insoles and save you from possible negative consequences.