Treating Foot Problems with Insoles

Treating-Foot-ProblemsFoot problems and injuries are extremely common, and are the cause of daily discomfort for many people. However, these problems are well-documented and there are ways to ease or cure them. At Meintjes & Neethling we use the RS foot scan insoles to treat the following foot problems in patients of all ages.

Plantar Fasciitis

There is running along the underside of your foot named the plantar fascia. This ligament connects your heel bone to your toes and supports the arch of your foot. When this ligament is strained repeatedly – this is caused by high arches or flat feet, being overweight and wearing ill-fitting shoes, amongst various other causes – it forms numerous small tears, swelling and pain. This is then known as plantar fasciitis, which is the most common form of heel pain.

The RS foot scan helps with this condition by first analysing the patient’s body geometrics to see what exactly is causing the problem. Once the analysis is complete the correct orthoticinsole can be made to fit the patient’s needs, whether it be heel cushioning, arch support or any number of other corrective measures.

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia refers to pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot, and is a common overuse injury. This condition is especially common in athletes who participate in sports which involve constant use of and impact to the ball of the foot, such as running, tennis and football. The pain is commonly felt at the end of the metatarsal bones, and is further aggravated by walking or running.

Corrective orthotic footwear and devices are amongst the most commonly recommended corrective measures for this condition. These include, amongst others, cushioned full-length or semi-rigid insoles.

Shin splints

Shin splints is another extremely common and well-known condition. Shin splints is generally characterised by throbbing and/or aching in your shins after running. It can be caused by a few things, including overused and irritated muscles, overpronation – the collapsing of your foot’s arch when stepping – and poor lumbar spine function.

Contact Meintjes & Neethling if you are suffering from any of these or other foot conditions. Our experienced orthotics practitioners give you the perfect solution for your condition so you will no longer need to live with excess pain and discomfort.