The effects of individually designed insoles on pes planus treatment


SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, cilt.10, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


The aim of this study was to examine the effects of individually designed insole in pes planus treatment. Designed insoles was adjusted according to height, length and function of the sole of each participant with pes planus in order to improve the physical parameters of them. A total of 34 participants (17 males and 17 females) with pes planus participated in the study. Height, weight, percent body fat, 30-m sprint test, vertical jump, 12-min Cooper test and Visual Analog Scale (VAS) measurement were obtained before the study and after 1 year later. Wilcoxon signed rank test was conducted to examine whether there were any differences between the pre- and post-test measurements. It was determined that individually designed insoles reduced body weight and BMI, made positive improvements in 30-m speed, vertical jump and 12-min Cooper scores, and significant decrease in VAS scores. In conclusion, it is seen that individually designed insoles have beneficial role in normalizing forces acting on the foot and improve the physical performance parameters of individuals with pes planus. Future studies are needed to explore the long-term effects of individually designed insoles and prefabricated insoles.