When you first start using the Biopods® Footwear and Insoles, two things happen:
During initial use, your body will experience a four to six week period of soft tissue adjustment. This is a time when the muscles of the feet retrain to function in a healthier manner.
As muscle function improves, mobility at the joints increases and the bones realign to more efficiently manage increased loads. You may experience transient “new” aches or pain in muscles and joints that shift from location to location, which is normal. However, if discomfort persists in any one area longer than two weeks, it may be from underlying scar tissue or fibrosis that is related to footwear use or prior injury.
In this way, Biopods® footwear and insoles function as disgnostic tools that help your healthcare professional identify and address the underlying cause of your foot-related problem.
Effective rehabilitative treatments include, but are not limited to, Active Release Technique, ultrasound, and therapeutic massage.
Generally, Biopods® should not be uncomfortable. However, some footwear and some foot types may not be compatible with Stimsoles®:
Pain may be caused by footwear incompatibility. Visit our Biopods Shoe Guide to get more detailed information about selecting the healthiest footwear and footwear features that can cause pain.
Pain may be caused by foot type incompatibility. Some foot types may need a little pre-Stimsoles® use mobilization therapy to address pre-exsitng scar/fibrotic tissue. A small percentage of people may not find Biopods® suitable for them due to certain pre-existing conditions, such as fused joints in the feet. Visit our What to Expect Insole page, or What to Expect Footwear page to get more detailed information.