We bring you exercises to correct dropped feet!

Exercises for correcting droopy feet – you need to do them daily and start them as early as possible. Dropped feet are more and more common, especially in children’s age, and therefore it is important to refer children to physical activity in order to strengthen the foot musculature. The exercises are simple, can be performed at home, and do not require any additional equipment.

Read a few suggestions below:

  • Walking on your heels, keeping your body upright
  • Throwing the ball with the sole of the foot into the wall
  • Raising on the toes and lowering (repeat at least 20 times)
  • Walking on the lateral edge of the foot with the toes bent
  • Walking on the toes during which the body weight is placed on the thumb
  • When sitting, flexion of the foot while the foot is covered by an elastic band. Repeat for each leg, and the tape should be optimally tightened.
  • Barefoot walking on uneven terrain
  • Lifting objects with the foot. When sitting, lift a light object with your feet (pencil, ball…). After lifting the object, hold it with your toes for at least 15 seconds.

By strengthening anatomical structures, the risk of injury during sports is also reduced.

Orthopedic insoles – they are made individually, and can be very useful in reducing the symptoms of a dropped foot. Their task is to support the arches of the feet, distribute the weight and reduce the load on the places of greatest pressure. Orthopedic insoles are not only a means of treatment but also prevention of a dropped foot. There are various types of orthopedic insoles, and before purchasing it is advisable to consult a doctor or other professional. Insoles can be serial or made in a special orthopedic workshop. They are mass-produced to suit most people, and their advantage is that you can buy them immediately. In addition, serial insoles are cheaper, and can be purchased at a pharmacy or an orthopedic supply store. If you want an individual approach to the problem and custom-made insoles, then it is better to decide to have them made in a professional workshop. Individual insoles are made of leather or similar light material that will not cause excessive sweating or impair comfort. The materials are of high quality, tested and adapt perfectly to the shoes.

The purpose of the insoles is: they raise the bones of the foot; they relieve pain in the heel, lower leg, central part of the foot, ankle… They evenly distribute the weight and reduce the appearance of calluses. The heel pad is responsible for reducing the pressure at the place of frequent occurrence of pain, and also contributes to comfort. In addition to the heel pad, each orthopedic insole intended for correcting a dropped foot also contains a central thickening that raises the arches of the foot. Although insoles help to correct the anatomical deformity, they cannot permanently straighten the foot and cannot strengthen the muscles. The positive factors of orthopedic insoles are the improvement of the quality of life, they do not affect the appearance, they are made according to the wishes of the individual and the type of footwear the user wears.

Shoes for correcting dropped feet – in addition to orthopedic insoles, shoes can also be used to correct dropped foot arches and bones. In the past, the lack of shoes to correct drop feet was a common aesthetic shortcoming. Patients often preferred to use orthopedic insoles, but over the years the situation on the market has changed. Dr. Luigi shoes and slippers come in numerous models, and everyone can find an acceptable shoe design. The shoes have a built-in insole, and are made in the form of high models to prevent excessive pronation when walking, and thus injuries.

DrLuigi, in cooperation with the Institute of Interdisciplinary Technologies, conducts 3D diagnostics, with which it is possible to create a 3D model of the foot and custom-made footwear. The model is made using a three-dimensional scanner, and then the structure of the left and right feet is compared. A difference in the arches of the feet of as little as 1 mm can greatly affect the posture, i.e. the posture of the body. Based on the findings of the scan, a further consultation with the doctor is carried out.

S.J.
31.10.2022.