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Arthritis is characterized by a joint disorder featuring inflammation. It is one of the main causes of the joint pains seen in adults.

However, people of all ages can be victims of it, women being the most prone. It is known to be the biggest cause of disabilities in most parts of the world.

However, it is unfair to say that Arthritis is a single disease as it includes almost 100 different types of diseases. The most prominent ones are Osteoarthritis (OA), Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Fibromyalgia and Gout.

  • Osteoarthritis-

    The ligament and liquid coating that grease up the closures of each bone wears away with age, causing the beginning of osteoarthritis, which is portrayed by the joint delicacy and severe pain due to bone-on-bone friction.

  • Post Traumatic Arthritis-

    Just like its name implies, post-traumatic arthritis is caused by an injury to the foot or ankle. It commonly occurs in the big toe caused by a jamming or breaking in the ankle from a severe sprain or fracture.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-

    Rheumatoid arthritis is described as a chronic autoimmune disease which affects the lining of the joints and apart from it, afflicts the entire body. The painful symptoms are often noticed to begin in the feet, which can stem from an internal trigger, such as an infection.

    This mistakenly activates the immune system to attack the joints. It highly requires aggressive medical care to manage the potentially serious symptoms and to avoid fatal consequences

  • Gout-

    Gout is another form of arthritis that strikes people, men with high levels of uric acid in their blood being the most prone. The excessive amount of uric acid crystals settle around the joints of the big toe. This causes intense pain and inflammation.

    The risk of developing gout can be controlled by managing the uric acid levels in the body through diet and weight management.

Why does Arthritis happen?

A major part of the world’s population suffers from osteoarthritis. The chances of developing this form of arthritis increase as one age.

The risk of developing foot arthritis also increases due to some kind of injury, or with obesity, and also if the condition runs in the family. Thus, it becomes extremely important to control the diet and lead a healthy lifestyle in order avoid the probability of occurrence of this disease.

The cartilage is a firm yet adaptable connective tissue in the joints, which preserves it by retaining the weight when someone moves and puts pressure on them. A diminishment in the ordinary measure of this ligament tissue causes a few types of joint inflammations.

The normal wear and tear causing osteoarthritis is a standout amongst the most well-known types of joint pain. A disease or damage to the joints can cause normal breakdown of ligament tissue. In any case, the danger might be higher if there is a family history of the illness.

Another common form of arthritis, which is Rheumatoid Arthritis, is an autoimmune disorder which occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the tissues of the body.

The attacks affect the synovium, a soft tissue in the joints that produces a fluid that nourishes the cartilage and lubricates the joints. It can even eventually lead to the destruction of both bone and cartilage inside the joint.

Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis has almost hundreds of different types.

The symptoms are however almost common and are easily noticeable. The most common symptoms which are experienced by people having some or the other form of arthritis are as follows:  

  • Inflammation in the area surrounding the joints
  • Pain in the joints
  • Redness of the skin around the joints
  • Mild fever along with fatigue and weakness
  • Stiffness and tenderness in the joint area during the early morning.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis are generally easy to detect and are mild in nature.

The main symptoms of Osteoarthritis include pain and stiffness in the joints. The pain usually worsens during extreme physical activities and during the end of the daily routine.

Physical activities and exertion may make the joints stiff and swollen and the patient may feel a lot of pain. Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms are irregular in nature.

The condition when the symptoms get too bad is known as ‘flare up’. Joints become stiff and inflammation and pain in the joints become unbearable during this phase.

The condition is also accompanied by fatigue and weakness along with mild fever.

Treatment for Arthritis

Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis. However, there are many ways through which one can reduce the symptoms and even slow down the degenerative process. They include:

  • Regular Exercise

  • Taking warm foot baths

  • Massage and Acupressure in case there isn’t any numbness or nerve damage.

  • Painkillers: Painkillers can also be consumed. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Aspirin or Ibuprofen are effective for serious pain and might help with inflammation and redness also.

  • Customized Footwear: Another most relieving form is wearing the specially designed footwear for osteoarthritis that reduces the pressure on the joints. The insoles for arthritic feet reduce the pain and make the patient more comfortable while carrying out other physical activities.

    They often have extra cushioning across the feet which reduces the pressure points and provides comfort. Arthritis shoes are available online on various platforms that cater to the need of the patients. These shoes are customized and fulfill a lot of useful purposes.

  • Orthotic Insoles: Insoles for arthritis are other important devices that simply are pads that can be easily placed into a pair of shoes and can be worn throughout the day to treat the discomfort of arthritis.

    The insoles are at times made by the cobblers or on a more professional scale are even available at normal drug stores. These insoles balance the forces being applied on the knees and other joints and the patients are relieved to a large scale from their pain and suffering.

How Orthotics 3D Custom Insoles Help With Arthritis?

Some of the major functions of Orthotics 3D custom insoles can be summarized as follows:  

  • The orthotics 3D custom insoles are unique in design and are thoroughly customized to reduce the pain and inflammation in and around the joint area of the patients.
  • The 3D custom insoles are designed ergonomically and they follow the principles of biomechanics to reduce internal stresses on bones and joints.
  • The insoles strengthen the plantar-fascia ligaments and make sure that the shock absorbing points are functioning properly.
  • As body forces are properly balanced by the insoles, the friction in the joints also decreases and the patients are considerably relieved from joint pain and inflammation.
  • The heel bone is also properly supported and any further damage to mid-foot is avoided too.
  • They reduce foot fatigue and correct the biometrics of the foot of the patients.
  • The excessive torsion and angulation of ligaments and bones are also prevented with the help of insoles and this hugely relieves the joints and bones.

Clinical studies have also proved that the highly customized and technologically advanced 3D custom insoles serve their purpose well. Insoles for rheumatoid arthritis are specially designed to reduce the stresses on the joints and shoes for arthritis foot pain are designed to ease out the pain.  

Know About The Orthotics 3D Custom Technology And How Insoles For Arthritis Are Designed

Everyone is aware that the health and well being of legs is one of the primary concerns of every living being. The revolutionary custom 3D printed orthotic insoles fit the feet perfectly to relieve foot and joint pain and along with it, also prevent future Spur-related issues. The major features of the insoles include:

Arch Support: The custom designed arch supports relieve the pressure and reduce pain especially in the area surrounding the joints.

Balance Forces: Certain types of customized medial wedges are utilized to shift and balance the weight or change the angulations of the lower part of the limbs. These are also intended to force an angular medial accommodation.

Pain Relief: Metatarsal pads also provide support and relief from pain and inflammation to the metatarsal bones.

Heel cups reduce pain in the heel region and increase support to the foot bones. Along with these features, the cup also keeps the heel properly aligned during physical activities. The insoles can be used with any sports shoe or casual shoe. Custom made shoes for osteoarthritis and support shoes for arthritis are also available. The various steps involved in the design of these insoles are as follows:

  • Software tools create 3D models of various foot orientations and compute the stress levels induced in the bones and joints.
  • The results are compiled in the form of standard images.
  • Various ergonomic customizations are introduced and custom molded prototype designs with suitable materials are created.

Benefits

The customized arthritis orthopedic shoes and orthotic insoles for arthritis serve numerous purposes and make life easy for the patients. Some of the basic benefits of these insoles are:

  • They relieve stress on the joints

  • Reduce foot disorientations and deformities

  • Enhance the alignment of body posture

  • Reduce the pressure points on the bottom of the foot

  • The custom orthotics are highly considered by the individuals who regularly experience foot pain and inflammation. Orthotic insoles not only relieve pain and stress but also improve the muscle strength and level of performance over time.

    It doesn’t matter if the pain is due to foot injuries in the past or due to constant pressure on the feet. Irrespective of all the reasons behind the problem, the 3D custom insoles always help. If an individual experiences health issues due to foot pain, then a healthy lifestyle is hampered.

    This condition highly requires some sort of medical help.

    Performing physical activities like walking or running on uneven and rocky surfaces can cause pain the joints and bones too. The custom insoles for arthritis big toe and other insoles solve these problems for us and the arthritis shoes for walking supplement the walking activity for the patients too.

  • The custom insoles are not just for people with foot pain, but they also help those who suffer from back pain, or pain in their hips or knees. People dealing with arthritis-related pain are relieved to a great extent.

    It is also necessary to notice that foot pain can result from several other health issues and one such issue is diabetes. These type of foot pain issues can be solved by using the insoles.

  • They are tailored and customized to fit each individual according to their problems. This fact ensures maximum comfort to the patients and the people get to perform their daily physical activities without any problem or discomfort.

  • The design of orthotics ensures the proper alignment of bones, ligaments, and joints. This unique design balances the forces and reduces friction in the joints too.

    This improves the muscle health and enhances their functioning. The bones are properly aligned and are able to withstand forces and angulations

Customized Insoles (Shapecrunch) 3D Printed Custom Orthotics

  • 6 months warranty 
  • Lasts for two years

  • Anti - Microbial
  • Shock absorbing and Flexible
  • Custom made  
  • For Sports and Business Shoes

Revolutionary custom orthotics 3D printed orthotic insoles to fit your feet perfectly to relieve foot and joint pain and prevent future biomechanical issues. Enjoy excellent arch support, cushioning, and breathability from your custom made shoe inserts.

Feel like you are walking on air with Shapecrunch Orthotics' innovative custom 3D printed orthotic insoles - they're fully customized to suit your individual foot pronation and biomechanic needs and very comfortable to wear.

Everyone's feet are unique, so custom orthotics is the best way to treat your own individual foot problems and prevent them from recurring.

Say goodbye to foot pain and hello to comfort with these custom flat feet insoles today.

Price: SGD 230

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