Plantar Analysis - Pedography

The plantar analysis – pedography is a test that records and analyzes the distribution of pressures on the sole, digitally imaging its morphology.

It is an easy and painless procedure that gives important information about conditions of the lower extremities. The specialist doctor evaluates the measurements and if deems necessary, will recommend you the use special orthotic insoles in the shoes, which will be tailor made exclusively for you based on your plantar analysis.

This analysis is usually done for:

→ Diseases/conditions of the soles of the feet, such as flat feet, cavities, varus forefoot, metatarsal problems, heel spurs, calluses, hallux valgus
→ Osteoarthritis of the knees, hips, chondromalacia patellae
→ Problems with the spine, such as scoliosis, intervertebral disc herniation, back pain, sciatica
→ Severe sprains, fractures of the lower extremities and pelvis
→ Limb length discrepancy

The healthy human foot rests on the ground in 3 places: on the 1st metatarsal head, on the 5th metatarsal head and on the heel. 3 support arches, similar to those used in architecture, extend between these main points, the medial longitudinal arch, the lateral longitudinal arch and the anterior transverse (metatarsal) arch.

The goal of the pedography is to record deviations from normal and by applying orthotics to gradually restore the normal structure of the soles.