These are soft insoles that adapt to the arch of the foot to reduce pressures and avoid overload and ulcerations. They are especially suited to diabetics and people with little plantar fat padding like people who are elderly and arthritic.
These are insoles that improve the function by synchronizing the movements of the feet, maintaining the foot in its most correct position. The functional insoles are created after an exhaustive biomechanical exploration of the foot which determines the neutral or ideal position of the foot for each patient.
It is currently the most exact way of capturing the forefoot-rearfoot relation of each patient for the correct manufacturing of the insole. After the corresponding correction of the positive plaster mould, according to the degrees of correction assessed during the examination, a functional insole is created, which can be of different materials according to its use and the person being treated.
Types of functional insoles:
Clínica Benegas is a pioneer in Spain in the use of carbon fibre in insoles, a material which allows great control of the foot without occupying too much space in the shoe. From 1.2 mm thick and of different consistencies (rigid, semi rigid and flexible) it is used in a normal shoe and even in high heeled shoes.
For sports, thermoplastics or foams that are semi rigid are used; these provide shock-absorbing properties that adapt to sports use.
Through the combination of different materials and after the mechanical analysis of each sport, at Clínica Benegas we personalize the insoles, marking a difference if it is a sport that requires more shock-absorbing, like football, basketball or handball, or others that need more control like golf, skiing or cycling.
What do we treat with functional insoles?
Pains specific to the foot like plantar fasciitis, Morton foot, excess weight,... as well as ankle, knee and back pains, which obviously improve with the functional control of the feet.
At a sports level the control of the feet not only improves overloading and tendinous injuries, but it prevents and reduces the number of injuries in all types of sports.