For pain in your feet or foot related complaints you could get different treatments. You could think of therapeutic soles to wound treatment to taping or shoe advice. For every foot(related) problem we try to find a fitting solution. Below you can read more about the different treatment options.
If your foot doesn’t stand or move correctly you could get personalised therapeutic soles which would support or alter your movements and position. After an extensive examination these would be made for you. During the examination the position and functioning of the feet, legs and back will be charted. During this we will not only examine how the foot functions without burdening it, but also how it functions while standing and walking. Therapeutic soles are tailored to the individual, every therapeutic sole is unique. During the process different elements and materials are used to make sure the sole fits you perfectly. Soles for athletes usually consist of different materials, since the pressure on the soles is much higher and more intense.
Toenail brace (orthonyxia)
A toenail brace can help correct the shape of the nail so it can grow correctly without any pain. This would be advisable with strong crooked nails or with ingrown nails. A toenail brace is made with special ‘remanit’ threat which is then applied around your nails. By making the brace straighter than your own nail, the toenail will slowly grow into the correct shape. The brace is glued onto the nail so it will stay on the nail during the treatment period without any problems. A treatment period usually lasts about 6 weeks, which the toenail needs to grow further. A podiatrist will assess if replacing is necessary or if the brace can be removed due to a desired outcome.
Toe piece (orthosis)
If your toe is positioned improperly, a custom-made toe piece (an orthosis) can straighten the toe and make sure it does not deform any further. It also prevents recurring pressure points. The orthosis is tailored after an extensive examination. During the examination the position and functioning of the feet, legs and back will be charted. During this we will not only examine how the foot functions without burdening it, but also how it functions while standing and walking. An orthosis is a medical device that is made from silicones. The orthosis can be used for different purposes such as: pressure relief, protection, correction, preserving the toe position or to prevent any complaints. Because of different function possibilities every orthosis looks different.
Treatment with instruments
If a (regular) pedicure is not enough we could also remove callus or complicated, recurring corns. This could just be the extra attention your problem needs.
Wound treatment is common after pressure problems with diabetic or rheumatic patients. Due to improper footwear and/or excessive pressure under the foot a wound could arise. Wound treatment consists of cleaning the wound, removing excessive callus tissue and properly binding the wound (optimising the wound area). Moreover, the podiatrist will also treat the cause of the wound. For example: pressure relieve through (temporary) felt, therapeutic soles with the right pressure distribution or referring you to an orthopaedic shoemaker. The podiatrist will also educate you (and your friends and family) on how to treat the wound and how this could be prevented in the future.
Wounds or pressure points could give a lot of pain. Felt therapy can relieve pain on those pressure points and instantly alleviate some of the complaints. Due to the felt we can rid the painful area of pressure. Felt therapy could be implemented in different situations, such as: wounds, corns or blisters. Usually felt therapy is a temporary solution until a final remedy is finalised.
By means of taping a muscle, ligament or joint it can instantly alleviate the complaints (temporarily). Taping is usually a temporary solution until a definite treatment is ready. Taping is often performed together with a treating physiotherapist.
Laser treatment for thick nails / nail fungus
For a lot of people having thick nails / nail fungus is a common and dreadful problem. Most ask themselves how they got it. Every person carries some form of fungus. On our skin, between hairs and near the nails. A thick nail / nail fungus is formed when fungi decides to stay in dead skin cells.
Frequently occurring symptoms are:
- Yellow/white discolouring of the nail
- Yellow/brown discolouring of the nail if not treated in time
- The nail being crumbly, thick and lumpy
What can you do against thick nails / nail fungus?
Up until now there wasn’t a lot we could do against thick nails / nail fungus. The effect of ointments, powders and oils have never been scientifically proven. However, what does work are prescription tablets. Due to the high risk of these tablets (impact on the organs) a general practitioner would rather not prescribe these tablets. The innovative laser treatment of Innofeet would give you healthy nails in a safe way.
Effective laser treatment
In a series of three initial sessions (optionally there are post-treatment sessions every 6 weeks) we will try to get rid of the nail fungus and give you healthy nails again. The treatment works via a laser heating up the fungus spores. Due to the laser the fungus spores will heat up in such a way that they will not be able to exist anymore. This safe and effective treatment does not have any proven side effects. After the treatment the cause of your thick nail / nail fungus: the fungus infection, should be extinguished. The fungus will grow with your nail and will, so to speak, climb out of your nail. This growing process can take six up to nine months. The current treatment results show a success of 50% till 60%. Reinfection can lower this percentage. To prevent reinfection you will receive advice and powder!
Dry Needling is a treatment method on the rise which is used by more and more physiotherapists. Within Innofeet we specialised in Dry Needling on the feet and legs. Dry Needling is a technique whereby a very thin needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into a muscle knot (trigger point). Such a trigger point is a locally thickened and painful spot in the muscle, which could be the cause of all sorts of complaints. Via Dry Needling the podiatrist will try to ‘deactivate’ those trigger points. In this way the trigger point will relax and complaints will decrease.
Mobilisation (of the feet)
A lot complaints in the feet and legs are caused by not being able to move optimally. This could be because of an erroneous posture, but also joints not moving correctly (also called a blockage). A blockage in your foot can give foot, knee and ankle complaints. To get rid of this blockage, manipulation / mobilisation techniques are used. Through fast guided movements the joints are loosened again. This treatment option usually supports/aids treatment with therapeutic soles.
When a medical tool/treatment is not necessary a problem could sometimes be solved with professional advice, such as: advice surrounding foot care or shoe advice. Next to giving advice on shoes you can also come to us for (semi-) orthopaedic shoes. This is in cooperation with Heetkamp Orthopedie. Moreover, assisting advice, such as: stability exercises and advice concerning trainings could be given by one of our podiatrists.
60% of your time is spent in situations when you need to wear different kinds of footwear than your usual shoes. Think of warm summers when you would like to wear open shoes. With these personalised therapeutic flip-flops and sandals your 3D scanned and tailored footbed is incorporated into the shoes. Check out our designs on: www.fitsyourfeet.nl.
Therapeutic home slippers
60% of your time is spent in situations when you need to wear different kinds of footwear than your usual shoes. Think of the cold winters spend at home. With these personalised therapeutic home slippers your 3D scanned and tailored footbed is incorporated into the shoes. For more information go to: www.fitsyourfeet.nl.