French company Digitsole will be launching new and improved heated insoles insoles that can be controlled from a smartphone app. The build-in heating pads of the company’s Warm Series of insoles can be turned on and off via the app and are also waterproof, which can save wearers from experiencing the uncomfortable feeling of wet socks. The insoles are also equipped with several basic motion sensors that can track the amount of steps taken and distance traveled. The series has also been designed to be supportive and healthy for the feet, featuring an extra cushion to help absorb shock along with arch support and sidewalls.
If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics or insoles, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot HealthCare Associates. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain, but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.
Over-the-Counter Insoles and Inserts
Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct over arched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.
If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you, or if you have a more severe foot issue, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and more severe heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses, and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.
If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist on the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain free.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Michigan. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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