Podiapro makes custom footwear for feet that are congenitally deformed or deformed due to an accident or disease, or have had amputations because of diabetic ulcers.
We are happy to discuss your specific requirement and tell you how we can make that possible given the materials we have or can procure and an estimate of the cost.
If you have a foot that is oddly shaped and cannot find standard footwear that fits, we can help. We have expertise in designing footwear that is wide forefoot or instep, deep enough to accommodate thick orthotic insoles, having high ankle support, contoured to offload pressure from the heel or from the metatarsal region, or any other requirement you might have. We are happy to discuss your objective and tell you how we can help. Below are some of the conditions we have made footwear for.
Clubfoot is a congenital condition in which the newborn’s foot or feet are rotated inward and downward at the ankle. Clubfoot makes the arch higher and the heel turn inwards. Usually the affected foot is smaller in size and the affected leg shorter in length as the calf muscles are under developed. It is known as talipes equinovarus (TEV) or congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV). In 50 percent of cases, both feet are affected.
If an orthopedic has prescribed custom footwear for clubfoot or clubfeet, we can make them.
Elephantiasis is a tropical disease caused by parasitic worms that are spread through mosquito bites. The skin gets thick and hard, resembling an elephant’s skin. Although medically known as lymphatic filariasis, the term elephantiasis is commonly used because symptoms include swelling and enlargement of the arms and legs. People with elephantiasis will have impaired immune function because of damage to their lymph system. They tend to get more bacterial infections of the skin, causing it to become dry, thick, and ulcerated with repeated infections.
Patients have enlarged feet need custom made footwear and sandals. At Podiapro, we design custom footwear with anti-bacterial footbeds for such conditions.
A non healing ulcer that causes severe damage to tissues and bones of the foot may need to be surgically removed so that it does not continue spreading the infection to the rest of the body. This is achieved via amputation of the part of the foot that contains the ulcer – usually the toes. Sometimes a part of the foot or the entire foot may need to be amputated.
At Podiapro, we make footwear for patients for such amputations. We understand it affects not just the anatomical movement but also causes a lot of psychological drain. We aim to make the footwear not just comfortable, but we try to make it look as close to commercial footwear as we can.