Back pain, neck or joint pain, poor posture can be the cause of these evils that insoles alleviate and correct.

Through our feet, our bodies ensures its contact with the ground and balance. Thousand problems can disrupt this balance. Our body will then “offset” by adopting an unnatural posture and lead to chronic pain.

The profession of podiatrist

The profession of chiropodist are awarded a diploma. This specialty paramedic is interested in our health through our feet. The pedicure will treat nails, skin and foot hygiene in general. The podiatrist will correct postural disorders by conducting an assessment and orthotics tailored to each patient.

Foot reflexology, natural medicine to treat our body through our feet

The Chinese have understood: for over 5000 years, they use medicine to treat the feet of bodies and minds. Not surprising when you consider that the feet include almost 72,000 nerve endings. With the hands, feet occupy the most important place in the cerebral cortex. Manipulation of the feet can reveal pain and disease. The reflexology can treat naturally or as a complement to traditional medicine migraines, backaches and other pains.



The posturology studied posture and body balance. By 1890, this science has highlighted the essential role of the inner ear, eye and foot in the balance and orientation of the human body. A disorder of the eye or foot can lead to problems that we sometimes seem distant places painful migraines, back pain, knees, hips etc. The body tries to compensate for these disruptions, and creates pressure points, the stresses and strains that cause pain. When you understand the close relationship between all these elements, it is clear that a good podiatrist has to be above all a conscientious posturologist. The consideration of the entire human body is essential to achieving a correct diagnosis. Contemporary podiatry no longer limited to the foot but it is rooted.

Feet, “forgotten” in health

We average 5,000 steps a day and a 5 French suffer from sore feet. Yet it is often one of the last reasons for doctor’s visit , outside of diabetics who have to consult regularly. It is not yet in the way we have “reflex chiropodist”. Awareness of this problem led to the establishment for 8 years of “national days of foot health” during which the public can receive free consultations by podiatrists.

According to many experts, the feet should be subject to mandatory audit in early childhood as well as growth or vaccines. This routine would detect and quickly change postural problems that are often in adolescence and sometimes much later. Parents are often unaware of some potential hazards to the feet of their children and create, through ignorance, future patients to the podiatrist. Thus trotters, despite their playful and practical, acclaimed by many parents (and babies) inhibit muscle tone of the foot and ankle.

The visit to the podiatrist

When should you consult a podiatrist? Faced with chronic pain that nothing seems to explain, we can turn to this specialty. Your doctor must make an order for an assessment of posture and orthoses (if necessary) or insoles. You will follow the route as well coordinated and will enjoy a partial refund of Social Security and perhaps your mutual. During this assessment, bring all medical examinations and radios you have. First, the podiatrist will carry out an extensive questionnaire that can sometimes seem confusing. He will discuss your medical history, your symptoms, but also your emotional state, your digestive problems, your hearing, your vision and your teeth.

He then perform a physical exam where you will be subjected to various tests very simple. It may well determine your potential imbalances and quality of muscle tone. In some cases it may refer you to an osteopath to rebalance certain parts of the skeleton, or to orthodontic treatment, dental implantation or if the jaw it seems related to posture problems. If necessary, he will realize more tests and field measurements using electronic devices in order to produce soles tailored to your needs.

Insoles or orthotics

The soles designed to change the posture are thin and discreet. They slip in all shoes, even heels, and attach with a Velcro patch. For young people or children, you will have a colored coating or printing.The average price of a pair of soles is 100 €, but in the Social Security pays only about one third. This price includes the initial assessment, which often lasts more than a half hour, the achievement of soles, their possible modification or control in the year. The physical relief is fast if properly adapted, and then the investment is highly profitable. When the problem is detected early enough, wearing insoles may be temporary and not exceed one or two years.