3D technology has revolutionized the footwear industry, and plays an important role in the creation of orthotics, providing a more precise and custom fit to individuals who need them. The current 3D technology for medical orthotics is providing great advancements in many areas, including comfort, durability and accuracy. The accuracy has been so effective that footwear giants like Adidas, Nike and others have been working on 3D printing of custom sneakers for a few years now, and we are likely to see these hit the market in the near future.
We design Archmaker, a night splint used to treat Plantar fasciitis, using this same 3D technology. It is made with a scan of the foot in all sizes, male and female, based on a dancer’s pointe position. When using this device, the foot is held in the pointe position and releases the plantar fascia completely, while stretching the extensor muscles on the top of the foot.
3D Scanning allows benefits to extend from elite athletes, like ballet dancers, to the masses. Need a treatment for Plantar Fasciitis that actually works? Try Archmaker and see how 3D technology is helping get rid of plantar fasciitis for good.