If the insole does not feel good…
Normally it takes 2 to 6 weeks to adapt to the insoles. During this time, you may experience exercising pain as a stinging pain in the knees and in the back. You may feel pressure on the sole of the foot if the arch has lowered considerably. Note that the feeling of pressure guides the centre of gravity in the right direction.
- Have you used enough time for getting used to the insoles and have you exercised and stretched your foot? Do not go for a long run or walk before you have got used to the insoles.
- Check that the shoe and insole are the right size!
- Make sure that removable insoles have been removed from the shoe. Do not use two insoles on top of each other. The shape of the insole is very precise. For example, you can feel a 2 Euro coin placed under the insole.
- See if the shoe is strongly shaped. The shape of the OrtoMalli insole has been carefully designed and is adequate enough.
- Check if the front edge of the heelpiece of the shoe causes pressure on the heel area. We recommend shoes that have almost completely flat insoles and outer soles.
- Try the insole on with soft, straight-soled shoes. Do not over-tighten shoelaces.
What can I do?
- Try softer OrtoMalli insole
- Take the removable insole out of the shoe and replace it with OrtoMalli insole.
- Additional implants can be used to change the posture of the foot.
- Try shoes with a softer sole. In the so called Morton’s syndrome, shoes need to be sufficiently wide.
- Remove material from the area that causes pressure. You can, for example, use medium polishing paper to smooth that area on the underside of the sole. Or take your shoes to a shoe repair shop. Reducing the thickness by 2 mm is usually enough.
- If the insoles do not feel good even after the adaptation period and especially when running or hiking, you may set up a fitting with a professional therapist.