Insoles, Preformed and Custom made Orthotics
At Podicare we use a range of different in-shoe devices or products. Our Podiatrists will discuss with you WHY we would recommend them and WHAT are the best options for you.
What are Insoles?
Insoles are simple shoe liners that are worn inside a shoe. Insoles tend to be flat, with a small amount of padding or cushioning incorporated into the design.
At Podicare, our podiatrists use insoles as a base for more complicated designs or just to provide some simple cushioning. These simple insoles can be purchased over the counter and don’t require an appointment.
What are preformed orthotics?
Preformed orthotics are a moulded device that should fit the curves of the foot and provide the needed support and motion control. A simple version of these can be found in pharmacies and shoe stores, the materials in these tend to be softer and there will be less support compared to the ones that a podiatrist uses. Preforms used by podiatrists are more specialised to the foot type and activities.
At Podicare, we have a large selection of preformed orthotics, each with different features. This allows our podiatrists to select the