The feet and ankles are the foundation of the kinetic chain of interconnected parts of a person. So, whether we have a foot misalignment or a medical condition, we need to give them plenty of support, Nita Jayasekara discovers at FootBalance
I worry about my feet. I have had Type 1 diabetes for over 40 years and have peripheral neuropathy (loss of sensation), caused by the reduction in the blood supply to the feet linked to my diabetes. I also have rheumatoid arthritis which has resulted in a reduction of muscle tone, especially in my toes. Diabetic foot care guidelines recommend inspecting your feet daily, using lukewarm and not hot water for bathing and moisturising regularly. I do all these things. But is there anything more I can do to give my feet the very best support as they continue to do their daily job?
My physiotherapist at FootBalance, explained, as she recommended me a foot assessment to understand my foot types and it’s behavior, and also explained that a good insole can make a world of difference, not just to feet affected by medical conditions such as diabetes or plantar fascilitis, but for any feet that aren’t supporting the alignment of your body adequately. Samitha told me that she has flat arches. She has been wearing custom-made insoles from FootBalance for six months and in that time her arch has heightened significantly, making her feet support her body more effectively – so much so that she’s just had another pair of insoles made.
The podoscope assessing pressure points
The stand-on technology platform, called a podoscope, where my feet were assessed projects an image of your feet underneath the surface, highlighting the main pressure points. FootBalance then moulded my medical insoles on a moulding form placed on the platform. It was all delightfully quick. I am – my analysis report received later that day by email, told me – an overpronator with a low arch. It also told me that the body is a kinetic chain of interconnected parts and the feet and ankles form the foundation of the chain. FootBalance can strengthen your foundation.
As a diabetic patient at my age, it’s very important to keep the feet damage free, and FootBalance Medical custom moulded insoles are providing me that comfort, care and the extra protection I need through their world class insoles.
FootBalance medical, custom moulded insoles for Diabetes foot relieve pain
Diabetic feet are vulnerable to a number of mild to severe foot problems and require special attention and care, so as to prevent the development of major foot complications
Diabetes foot insoles or Orthotic insoles, can be very helpful in preventing excessive friction or pressure sores on the foot. This is especially common in cases of overdose. Repetition of words, or fallen arches, often leads to complete foot function, leading to friction and pressure within the shoe at certain points of the foot. It is also common to see friction on the toes, as well as between the toes. FootBalance Custom Insoles are highly recommended for a diabetic foot due to the level of custom support provided, but it is important the appropriate orthotic insoles are recommended and fitted by trained experts.
On this World Diabetes Day we like to raise awareness on Diabetes and how FootBalance can support you through our world class product to overcome Diabetic Foot issues.
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