Orthopaedic shoes are shoes that are specifically designed to support or accommodate the mechanics and structure of the foot, ankle and leg and they have a number of medically beneficial features and functions that separate them from everyday footwear. The more abnormal your foot mechanics are the more likely you will require orthopaedic shoes. Supportive, well-fitting footwear plays a vital role in keeping people mobile and pain free.
Orthopaedic shoes have a number of features, including:
Torsionally strong, well-rockered midsole and outsole. This means the sole doesn’t twist easily and is rounded to help you walk normally.
Removable sock liners. Many people who require orthopaedic shoes also need custom orthotics. A removable sock liner provides the space required to accommodate an orthotic.
Are available in a variety of widths and shapes to ensure they properly fit a variety of foot shapes.
A firm heel counter.
These are the prescribed footwears that is useful for all age group to correct and prevent foot deformities and other systemic conditions.
During your visit to a chiropodist/podiatrist, he will perform a full examination. It may include watching while you walk and noticing the movement of your feet, ankles, legs and hips.
It fully depends upon the condition, age and symptoms of an individual. In most of the cases, when used regularly, people experience quick results; however, its strictly advised to consult your chiropodist/podiatrist for it.