Pain Relief
Pain Relief

Pain relief

Pain and discomfort is your body’s way of telling you that something is not right and that it needs attention to avoid risking further injury.

Pain relief

Pain and discomfort is your body’s way of telling you that something is not right and that it needs attention to avoid risking further injury.

Relieve your pain

Our bodies are a series of complex interconnected systems so the solution to pain is often not straight forward. 

To alleviate your pain and stop it returning in the future, it takes specialist assessment, diagnosis and advice, combined with a treatment plan that not only helps you improve quickly but also aims to prevent experiencing this pain in the future.

These specialists are medical professionals who have training in physiology, pathology, biomechanics and body systems. They include Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine Doctors, Physicians and Surgeons.

A treatment plan is not just about orthotics. It can include essential strengthening and stretching exercises, a change in shoes that you wear, and possibly a change in lifestyle habits. A medical professional can help guide you through making changes that in the long term will save you money, save you a lot of pain and discomfort, and help you get the most enjoyment out of life.

Why do we need foot support?

Humans have walked the planet for thousands of years, shouldn’t we be pretty good at moving by now? Why do so many of us need orthotics to help stabilise and support our feet?

Over the past 200 years, our environment has changed considerably. Our feet were designed to suit a softer terrain, but now we live on mostly hard, flat concrete surfaces and our feet are forced to flatten and twist with every step.

Our lifestyles have changed. We are more sedentary in daily lives, spending much of our time at a desk or in front of a TV. Our feet are now less accustomed to activity. When we physically challenge ourselves, the joints, muscles and tendons are put under strain they are not used to.

Modern day footwear does not always support the feet. High heels, pointy toe shoes, shoes with little support or structure, sandals or generally poor fitting shoes cause blisters and unnecessary pain. Often we wear these shoes for their good looks, but how can we minimise the pain they cause?

Where is your pain?

Biomechanical pain* and foot related pain can be felt from the feet up to the lower back. If you feel pain in the areas indicated in the diagram, we recommend you visit an experienced medical professional to assess what type of orthotics are right for you, and whether you need orthotics in the first place.

*pain related to your body's movement

Leg and foot conditions

Are you suffering from pain in your legs or feet? There are many contributing factors that need to be assessed to help determine what might be the cause of your pain. We have listed a number of common leg and foot conditions that a medical professional can assess and help you with.

Find out more about leg & foot conditions

Why Formthotics Custom Medical Orthotics?

Formthotics are a tool trusted by medical professionals. Formthotics stabilise your feet and lower limbs, allowing other components of your treatment to be more effective, more rapidly. This helps to reduce foot and posture related pain, injury and muscle fatigue so you can recover more quickly.

  • Formthotics are reliable. Used by millions across the world over the past 30 years. Formthotics are a consistently high quality device, proven in research to reduce pain, treat and prevent injuries, and improve comfort.

  • Fit in one visit. Formthotics can be fitted immediately after your first consultation, provided your medical professional has all their tools onsite. Measurements do not need to be sent away to another organisation to produce your orthotics, which is often costly.

  • Your body is constantly changing, Formthotics can easily adapt with you. Our body is a complex ever changing system, therefore it is important the support under your feet can change with you. A medical professional can assist with making small modifications to your Formthotics without you needing to purchase replacements; this can make a big difference to your comfort and can help speed up injury recovery.

  • Have confidence that you are helping heal your body in the fastest way.

What to expect during a consultation and fitting process?

The consultation

A medical professional will provide a consultation where they learn about the details of your pain, what might have caused it and how it has affected your body. They will run tests to help develop a treatment plan.

If the medical professional finds that orthotics will help, they can prescribe the right Formthotics for you, your shoes and your activities. The Formthotics Custom Medical Orthotics product range is especially designed for medical professional use. The wide range of products and unique shape ensures that you achieve a custom fit that is right for your unique feet.

Form fitting Formthotics 

The medical professional might modify your Formthotics before thermoforming (heat moulding) them. This process is very fast and can be completed in one visit. Once the Formthotics are warmed, you place your feet inside the shoes and the Formthotics gently shape to the contours of your feet and your shoes. You will literally see your foot shape imprinted into the Formthotics after they have cooled.

Which Formthotics are right for you?

There are plenty to choose from in the Medical range. The decision is best left to the medical professional who is better equipped to make the right decision for your specific needs, saving you both time and money, and a lot of pain!

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