Orthapedic Shoes from Doctor Comfort
Orthapedic shoes are medical shoes that are produced depending on the patient’s pathologies. This category includes shoes of a special shape, which are designed for disabled people with deformed feet to compensate for the functions of the limbs. Such shoes are made individually, taking into account pathological changes and problems. It is made to order according to the doctor’s prescription. Orthopedic shoes cannot be bought at regular stores. You may visit or buy online such shoes from Dr Comfort.
In what cases are orthopedic shoes prescribed?
A deformity of the planovalgus type is often diagnosed, this defect is also called “benign mobile flat feet.” Orthopedic shoes are required for children who have foot pathology against the background of cerebral palsy or with a significant shortening of the leg.
Types of orthopedic shoes
There are three types of orthopedic shoes:
- Preventive footwear – footwear designed taking into account pathological abnormalities at an early stage of their development and for the prevention of flat feet. Most effective for children.
- Uncomplicated orthopedic footwear. It is intended for people with moderately pronounced deformities of the feet or slight shortening of the feet (up to 30 mm).
- Sophisticated orthopedic shoes. Designed for people with severe foot deformities and foot shortening due to amputation.
The main indications for the appointment of orthopedic shoes are: amputation deformities, clubfoot, flat feet of a fixed degree, including lateral deviations of the foot, functional insufficiency of the feet, shortening of the limb length, heel spur, diabetic foot, arthrosis of the knee and hip joints, varicose veins of the lower extremities, deformities and back pain, post-traumatic conditions of the lower extremities, overweight, active sports.
There are diagnostic methods that determine visible and invisible pathological abnormalities during the development of the limb or as a result of trauma. These are visual diagnostics, plantography, plantoscopy, plantoscanning and radiography.
An orthopedic surgeon will prescribe to you orthopedic shoes. In an orthopedic workshop or in the medical department of a prosthetic company, a measurement, a stroke, an imprint or, in difficult cases, a plaster cast is taken. Measurements are taken from both legs.
Orthopedic shoes should correspond to the shape and size of the ill foot, be light enough, elastic, durable and not deformed during wear. The inner surface of orthopedic shoes should be smooth, without rough seams, painful places of the foot inside the shoe are freed by squeezing grooves over deformed toes, bone protrusions. The top of any orthopedic shoe is made of soft leather; for the heels, sometimes hard leather is used for the side parts of the shoe. Leather, cork, felt are used for insoles. The more complex the deformation, the more accurate the manufacture or selection of orthopedic shoe lasts is required.
What to look for when choosing preventive orthopedic shoes?
- Buy footwear from well-known and large manufacturers that take into account medical standards and recommendations in the production of footwear, use certified materials that meet hygienic requirements.
- Buy shoes from specialized stores like Doctor Comfort.
- It is not recommended to wear shoes after another person.
For each season, you must have at least 2 pairs of shoes, the shoes must be dry.
- With deformities of the fingers, light flat feet, you can use corrective products – orthopedic insoles, placed in ordinary shoes, which thus turns into a simple orthopedic.
Orthopedic insoles are designed to correct deformation and relieve painful areas of the plantar surface of the foot, also provide an even distribution of the load on the feet and reduce the load on the hip, knee and ankle regions. They improve blood circulation in the legs, increase stability while walking, correct the foot and relieve the feeling of tiredness and heaviness in the legs. The wearing of orthopedic insoles is recommended for women during pregnancy. This reduces the risk of developing varicose veins.