Singapore Lifestyle and Foot Problems
In Singapore, we find ourselves on our feet throughout the day.
Take an average working woman for example. She wears 2-3 inch heels to work. Then she goes for a workout in her sports shoes. Cramped in heels all day and walking in flimsy footwear along the dirty and wet shower room, she soon sees herself developing any of the following; fungal infection, plantar warts, ingrown nails, corns, calluses, bunions or heel pain. She may even injure her achilles tendon and get a shin splint or plantar fasciitis. If she is hereditarily prone to foot infections or has diabetes, the chances of injuring her feet increase.
Solutions: Care for your feet with insoles
Podiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the human feet. Podiatrists can prescribe insoles that can be inserted into most footwear. Insoles provide control for normal foot function and support to your feet, thereby help prevent foot injuries and further dysfunction.
The “one size fits all” or Premade Insole type is available in the shops. They are generally cheaper, but tend to collapse after two months because they do not fit in properly in most shoes. On one hand, Custom Insole type is recommended and made by a podiatrist who makes sure that it has the correct support and correct cushioning and is customised to your foot type.
About My Podiatry Clinic.
At My Podiatry Clinic, we use a combination of clinical treatment and a state-of- the-art 3D mapping technology to design and develop insoles that are completely personalised to your feet. We use one of the most accurate 3D scanners in the market because it is handheld and it can capture the whole foot. The 3D scanned insoles can fit into ladies’ shoes, trainers, hiking boots, golf shoes, football boots, children’s shoes and help with diabetic and arthritis conditions.