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Frequently Asked Questions
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The foot scan or kinetic gait analysis (static and dynamic) is a diagnostic medical device that works without radiation emissions or radioactivity. It consists of thousands of sensors that record and analyze gait in 2D and 3D graphs and makes anatomical variations and diseases of the lower limbs identifiable. It measures the way we stand and the way we walk.
The data obtained from the measurement of plantar pressures can be used for the assessment as well as for the subsequent manipulation (treatment) of patients with a wide variety of foot disorders associated with neurological and/or musculoskeletal dysfunctions affecting children and adults. It is important to examine plantar pressures not only as a support for the diagnosis (evidence based practice), but more importantly as a guide for the treatment. In addition, the patient himself is also better educated by understanding, with graphical representations, his condition and/or its progress, thus helping the treating examiner more. Those health professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of pathological conditions affecting the limb, posture and gait would certainly find the information provided by means of a pelmatogram useful.
Conditions such as flatfoot, clubfoot, metatarsalgia, diabetic foot, rheumatoid foot, neurological foot, knee diseases (ravagonias, claysogonia), sports injuries can be diagnosed and their treatment can be planned, as well as we can study the postoperative outcome of surgical interventions.
The insoles are used to correct flexible anatomical variations of the lower limbs such as flatfoot, pes planus (flatfoot), cavus foot (high-arched foot), leg length discrepancy, valgus (outward deviation of a bone or joint), varus (inward deviation of a bone or joint). They are useful in high pressure unloading such as in metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis (heel spur), predominant tendinitis such as in Achilles, posterior tibialis, and even in iliotibial band syndrome as well as in unloading in bones suffering from bone edema and after procedures requiring long-term individualized unloading.
The right insoles to treat the individual's conditions and anatomical variations are only made individually for the specific condition and for the specific person after a podiatry examination and after the therapist's instructions. Only then can we properly treat the condition each patient is unique as well as the way they walk.
The insoles are placed in comfortable footwear by removing the insole inside the shoe, if this insole exists, also there are special shoes, sandals and slippers ( extra depth) with removable insole.
There are special shoes, sandals and slippers (extra depth) with removable bottom, ask a COMEX representative or see on our site.
Usually insoles with anatomical variations in children start to be worn from the age of 4 years where the development of the arch begins.
Patients with diabetes or even prediabetes must always wear insoles because they develop diabetic neuropathy with loss of sensation of the foot and often have high loads on parts of the foot that absolutely need to be unloaded to avoid ulcers. This is where customized accommodative orthotics, again after a podiatry test, come in handy.
The durability depends on the use of course and the quality of the construction material, usually they last for a year, athletes definitely wear out the soles earlier. They need good ventilation and can be machine washed.