The best insoles to treat heel pain
The Solemaids insoles are designed to relieve pressure from the heel so the patients can remain active despite heel pain. The insoles are not intended to correct the foot – only to remove impact from the heels suspending the rear part of the heel bone. It is that simple.
And we are happy that so many of our partners experience that their patients have pain relief and improved quality of life when using the Solemaids insoles.
How and why we started making our own insoles for heel pain
The founder of Solemaids, Per Øllgaard, has since his first years as a physiotherapist been interested and specialized in foot-related problems. He’s been a physiotherapist for more than 25 years and has 20 years of experience making insoles at his own workshop and since at our larger production facilities for Solemaids.
During his first years in the clinic, he noticed that the number of patients referred to him with heel pain increased year by year. Some of these patients were adults but most of them were young children and teenagers, between the ages of 8 and 14. What these kids had in common was their high level of physical activity. Many of them attended sports – gymnastics, football, handball, athletics – several times a week. But when these kids turned up in the clinic with their parents, their activity had been put on hold. And they were frustrated.
Their heels were giving the children so much pain, during as well as after training, that they had been advised to take a break from their sport – in the hope that a period of rest would help the pain go away. Determined to get these kids back into their game, he searched the market for insoles and tried out various models. But none of them provided the effective and consistent pain relief they needed. He realized that if he were to give these kids the solution they needed – he had to invent it himself.
After years of testing, trying out different materials and finetuning levels of elevation, he finally had an insole that provided exactly the right suspension that relieved pressure from the heel. The first Solemaids Severs insoles were born.
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More than 5 years helping heel pain patients with insoles
In 2017 the company Solemaids was established and since then our insoles have helped more than 7000 children remain active. During these years we’ve worked to help as many children as possible while maintaining the high level of quality as well, which is why we continue to train other health professionals with the same passion as ours. Our hope is that our insole solutions can help as many people as possible remain active, healthy and improve their quality of life.
Solemaids insoles are handmade orthotics made at our own production site in Denmark to ensure the quality is met with each pair of insoles. They are not the usual over-the-counter shoe inserts or heel lifts.
Solemaids insoles are made from simple and high-quality materials to a finished product. The Solemaids insoles are handmade, which is essential and necessary because the insoles are made of several different materials. In this way, we also have good control that the quality is as it should be.
Solemaids Severs insoles
The Solemaids Severs insoles are made to give the heel rest while the child stays active. By suspending the rear part of the heel, Solemaids Severs insoles remove the pressure from the heel, providing immediate pain relief and allowing the child to resume physical activity.
Solemaids Severs are insoles for active children. Fitting the child’s footwear with Solemaids insoles allows them to walk, jump and run without putting pressure on the heels. The foam-based, cushioning wedge lifts the heel bone, moving pressure from the growth plate in the heel onto the forefoot.
Solemaids PF (Plantar Fasciitis or Pain Free) treats adults with long-term plantar heel pain who haven’t had effect from other treatment options. The Solemaids PF insoles can relieve pain in patients diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, heel pad syndrome, calcaneal fracture, stress fracture, calcaneal neuroma, and bone bruise.
Solemaids PF insoles are developed with a sole purpose, which is to relieve plantar heel pain. The insoles are built with a wedge that suspends the rear part of the heel, giving total relief and a break for the heel. This means that the heel will get rest, even when the patient is moving and being active. The insoles do not correct the posture, so if the patient needs correction, you need to do that afterwards with another type of insole.
As therapists we need an effective treatment to help adults stay active. With the Solemaids PF insole it is possible to do just that! Are you an adult with heel pain? Find your specialist here.