Prescription of foot orthoses

In some selected cases, an insole or orthosis can be a relief from pain, especially for those with a delicate plantar skin constitution. They also may provide a strong mechanical support in some muscular deficiencies.

All diabetics should, in our opinion, use them once the diagnosis is certain since plantar orthoses avoid peak loads occurring at the plant of the foot.

I climb on a man’s back and force him to carry me; nevertheless, I try to convince him and his entourage that I will do all I can to relieve his fatigue and pain, except get off his back (Lev Tolstoï, 1896)