Designed for people with Diabetes, Arthritis, or other conditions that result in sensitive feet. The Duosoft Flow’s design combines the latest gel technology with the tried and trusted qualities of Medical Grade PORON® 96.
Features & Benefits:
- When combined with a contoured insole helps improve blood circulation in feet via a ‘pumping effect’¹.
- Help prevent ulcers, sores and calluses through theromotion of healthy skin tissue and the prevention of skin breakdown.
- Provide outstanding cushioning, offloading and shock absorption, which can prevent plantar ulceration in patients².
- Alleviate general aches and pains
- Help prevent foot fatigue
Duosoft Flow insoles are designed to fit into all footwear and can easily be modified and cut to size.
Gel Cell Base
122 individual gel cells independently react to the foot the striking the floor with differing levels of resistance and compression, creating a continuous pump effect. This innovative gel cell design also reduces impact, dampens vibration and displaces pressure.
This low durometer gel technology is manufactured from a true visco-elastic gel. The gel cells will not leach oil, will not flatten during use and will not compress over time.
PORON® Top Cover
PORON Medical Urethanes are formulated to last. They contain no plasticisers or processing agents, and will not become brittle or crack with age. PORON materials pass both the Schwartz and Peck Human Patch Tests for primary skin irritation.
PORON Urethanes have been proven to reduce vertical pressures by up to 18%. The slow recovery quality of the material cradles the foot and allows enhanced redistribution of body weight over the foot’s plantar surface. It is soft, comfortable and allows the feet to remain cool, dry and odourless.
How it works
Blood that flows through the body is responsible for transporting essential nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and cells of the body, in particularly to the foot. When blood flow becomes reduced due to external stresses and pressures, the delivery of these essential elements is affected.
Gentle caressing of the foot may be beneficial as it aids the blood to flow.
The Peripheral Venous Pump effect
Flavell² states that during ambulation (or walking), induced natural compression of the plantar surface of the foot stimulates the plantar peripheral venous pump in the foot, which in turn pushes blood to the posterior tibial veins of the leg.
Duosoft Flow insoles when combined with a contoured insole provide an enhanced massaging action upon the plantar surface of the foot assisting the efficiency of the venous pump thus reducing the potential for venous stasis and in turn improve blood flow in the foot³.
Ground reaction forces upon weight bearing ‘pushes’ the gel cells into the soft tissues overlying the Peripheral Plantar venous pump, hence promoting improved blood flow.
Improved Oxygen Saturation
A study has suggested that Duosoft Flow insoles maintained SpO² oxygen saturation levels four times better than the standard therapeutic insoles. It is accepted by Diabetic Foot specialists that enhancing tissue oxygenation protects against tissue breakdown, hence preventing ulcers, sores and calluses.
Indications for use:
- Insensate feet – absent sensation
- Help protect against ulcer formation
- Arthritic foot conditions
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Morton’s Neuralgia
- Tired and fatigued feet
Each pack comes with cut-to-size sizing chart
¹ Flavell, I. T., 2012. Does a Sofsole Ribbed Gell Insole improve the microcirculation of the foot during exercise?. [Unpublished].
² Leber, C. & Evanski, P. M., 1986. A comparison of shoe insole materials in plantar pressure relief. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 10(3), pp. 135-138.
³ Williamson, J. & Anthony, S., 2013. A Study to investigate the effect of Sofsole Silicone Gel Insoles on Plantar Pressure (kPa),. [Unpublished].
Product previously referred to as Sofsole Insole in studies.
Orlin, M. N. & McPoil, T. G., 2000. Plantar Pressure Assessment. Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, 80(4), pp. 399-409 – http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/80/4/399.full
Leber, C. & Evanski, P. M., 1986. A comparison of shoe insole materials in plantar pressure relief. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 10(3), pp. 135-138 – http://poi.sagepub.com/content/10/3/135.full.pdf+html
Duffin, A. C., Kidd, R., Chan, A. & Donaghue, K. C., 2003. High Plantar Pressure and Callus in Diabetic Adolescents. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 93(3), pp. 214-220. – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12756312