Guide to using insoles from OPTIMUS
Congratulations on your new, personalized insoles!
We're sure you'll probably be really happy with them.
Before using the soles, we recommend that you read this guide to avoid overload.
1. Start quietly
Small changes in the foot can have major consequences for the rest of the body. To reduce the risk of soreness and tension, start by walking with the insoles a few hours a day. Gradually increase the use of the posts over a few days until you notice that your feet are not overloaded.
It is not dangerous to get sore - on the contrary! The soreness is a sign that the insoles stimulate your foot muscles to start working properly again. The important thing, however, is that the muscles are not overtrained / overloaded.
2. Do your foot exercises
When the muscles of the foot suddenly have to get used to working differently than they may have done for several years, they can tense up and become sore - especially if you have started too hard to use the insoles.
Use these simple exercises 2-3 times a day:
Step with your foot on a hard ball (or tennis ball) and roll back and forth for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Focus especially on the sore points.
Stretch the foot muscles by sitting down, put the foot up on opposite knees, grab your toes and press them backwards so that you feel a stretch on the underside of the foot and arch.
3. Be attentive but patient
Big changes take time.
We recommend that you use the soles for 4-5 weeks before any adjustments.
If the insoles feel uncomfortable or you experience pain, you must of course contact us immediately.
If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us!