A major issue for some people is reduced sensation levels in the toes, soles of the feet and surrounding areas.
Pedorthic orthoses and modifications to footwear can help.
Reducing the pressure at specific high risk areas is vital in preventing a skin breakdown, infection and subsequent, wound. The statistics are horrendous on the amount of foot ulcers that lead to an amputation. Costly to the person’s health and to the health budget in care and attention.
We take readings of pressure on the sole of the foot, as well as the ends of toes and the top and sides of the foot. Here is an example where a change to the footwear decreases the amount of pressure.
The dials show pressure whilst standing and the colored panels show Min Max and average for a 20 second walk.
- Sensor 1 Lateral fifth metatarsal head
- Sensor 2 Plantar first metatarsal head
- Sensor 3 Proximal plantar fifth metatarsal head
- Sensor 4 Dorsal midfoot