Many people suffer from lower limb and back pain, problems that can be caused by abnormal foot function which have a huge impact on day to day life. In many cases these common problems can be alleviated by the use of either an off the shelf orthotic (insole) or a custom-made device which is placed inside the shoe. These are often made with specific activities in mind, for example, Running, Golf, Walking and even Skiing.
At Advance Podiatry, along with a thorough clinical examination, we use a computerised pressure analysis device to assist in the diagnosis of these problems. In addition we use specialised software to produce a detailed gait analysis like the one shown here. This information can then be used to create bespoke insoles for our patients, which help to distribute pressure when walking and alleviate pain.