How do 3D-printed orthoses help prevent sports injuries? 

Public (en) | March 8, 2023

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Athletes are constantly seeking ways to enhance their on-field performance – a  habit that can be both an asset and a liability when the body is put to the test. Too much sports practice can cause stress on joints in particular, which can lead to damage. In terms of both injury and pain prevention and therapy, 3D-printed orthoses are a great way to address this issue.

Preventing injuries with 3D-printed foot orthoses

While engaging in sporting activities, athletes are susceptible to a variety of ailments. Due to the intensity of their training, they are considerably more vulnerable to trauma than recreational players.  Stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, heel cracks, metatarsalgia, and exostosis of the foot are a few of the most widespread conditions. They may also suffer from arthritis or osteoarthritis, particularly in3D-printed

3D printed foot orthoses are the best solution for preventing these kinds of issues. These high-tech insoles have many benefits, including improved biomechanical consistency, better shock absorption, optimal support, enhanced kinetic fluidity, and more. Not to mention that they are tailored to the unique characteristics of each patient because they are the product of detailed modeling of the patient’s foot shape.

They provide the athletes who wear them with support and safety and the opportunity to enhance their athletic performance.

Realigning biomechanics with 3D-printed orthoses

Numerous plantar conditions can be treated by improving the biomechanics of the body via the use of 3D-printed orthoses. They have the benefit of customization in that they are precisely molded to the patient’s foot due to the latter’s digitization for the shape. They will work on the mechanics of the skeleton, joints, and muscles, giving them the support they require to align and function properly. By doing so, the athlete will improve the fluidity of their motions, strengthen their physical capabilities, and lower their risk of injury, as mentioned above.

It is crucial to remember that new 3D-printed orthoses must be worn gradually to give the body time to adjust. This is vital, especially for athletes, as discomfort will be felt more rapidly and intensely than, say, during routine daily activity. Therefore, a specific treatment plan must be established in advance with the patient.

3D-printed orthoses to relieve pain 

How do 3D-printed orthoses relieve pain after biomechanical realignment and injury prevention? Wearing it will not cure the user magically. On the other hand, it will vastly reduce the discomfort caused by foot pain resulting from intensive sports practice or trauma and will also act on the knees and the back since it influences the overall posture.

The unique and thoroughly fitted support of 3D-printed orthoses allows the patient to continue playing their sport in an ideal and pleasant manner by addressing the weak points of the foot (deformity, injury, etc.).

Another benefit of 3D plantar orthoses is that they can be used by athletes of all ages and have the ability to adapt to all types of shoes (soccer shoes, ski boots, ice skates, etc.).

3D-printed orthoses are an invaluable asset for athletes

Athletes are high achievers, so 3D-printed orthoses are the ideal solution to support them in their endeavors. Due to its exceptional precision, this cutting-edge foot technology offers excellent benefits in injury prevention, pain treatment, posture correction, and performance enhancement.

Would you like to offer 100% personalized orthoses to your patients? For more information about our products, do not hesitate to contact a Talaria retailer.