Frequently Asked Questions

CuraFoot Related

CuraFoot is a Podiatry Company. What is Podiatry?

Podiatrists are medical professionals who focus on the study and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. They specialise in treating foot and ankle-related disorders through surgical or non-surgical means.

Why are CuraFoot insoles better than off-the-shelf insoles in any shoe store?

CuraFoot insoles are custom made for your foot using the latest in CAD/CAM printing technology, so they are contoured to take on the size and shape of your foot unlike a generic off-the-shelf insole.

Does CuraFoot treat or remove verrucae?

CuraFoot does treat and remove verrucae using various over the counter creams and plasters. In recalcitrant verrucae, cryotherapy may be used to treat this condition.

What medical services does CuraFoot Clinic provide?

CuraFoot clinic provides holistic treatment for all foot & ankle pathologies like custom insoles, medical pedicure, foot creams and plasters, orthosis & foot diagnostics (pedobarography vascular tonometry & biothesiometer)

I have a chronic lower back pain that is apparently due to my gait. Could CuraFoot insoles help?

If your gait is not normal due to a foot deformity, it will give rise to back ache. CuraFoot clinic will assess your foot (& gait) and provide you with appropriate insoles to remedy the issue.

Orthotics & Shoe Related

I am a sports enthusiast – what kind of shoes should I wear?

Please wear a shoe which is comfortable and fits well. If you are into contact sports make sure you have a shoe which will minimise ground reaction forces.

What are orthotic insoles? When do I need these?

Orthotic insoles are absolutely essential if you have a pre-existing foot pain or deformity. They are custom made with the highest grade EVA foam to maximise comfort and functionality.

Can bunions be treated with insoles?

Early onset bunions may be prevented from further progression by offloading the first ray weight bearing stresses (with custom insoles). Advanced and complex bunions however still need to be treated surgically.

What are insoles made of? Do they actually work?

An ‘orthotic insole’ is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many ‘biomechanical’ (walking) complaints such as heel pain; knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Orthotic Insoles or shoe insoles re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body.

Depending on the insole that is selected they are individually machined out of specially tailored densities of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, carbon fibre or a very durable plastic material. We top off this foundation with a variety of topping materials. Each finished insole is hand sanded to fit into the desired shoe.

Do I need to wear insole the whole day?

Your feet need time to adjust to the correct biomechanical (walking) position. Orthotics should be gradually used to begin with. During the first 48 hours of use, use the orthotics for approximately 3-4 hours. After this period, it is recommended you use the orthotics for 6-8 hours. In the second week of use the orthotics can be utilized all day.

What if the insoles do not fit me?

A scan or reverse mold of your foot impression is taken after your foot is assessed However, you must have shoes of the proper width. This is one of the reasons that we ask you to bring your current shoes when you come to see our foot care specialist. Our pedorthotist will ensure that the finished product fits your shoe before we let you go.