ErgoPad® soft Diabetes

Effective protection for sensitive feet

The ErgoPad soft Diabetes foot orthosis ensures perfect foot cushioning for people with diabetes in the risk classes 0 to II. Diabetes is often associated with particularly sensitive feet and foot deformities which lead to a localized increase in pressure. Therefore, the feet require particular attention, even at an early stage of the illness, to prevent pressure points or wounds. Soft, cushioning foot orthoses, such as the ErgoPad soft Diabetes, help to prevent pressure peaks and to distribute the pressure of the patient’s body weight evenly across the entire foot surface. This function is maintained throughout the entire time the orthosis is worn, thanks to Bauerfeind’s proprietary Vepur soft foam. The viscoelastic material stands out with excellent shape retention: when not loaded, it automatically returns to its original height.

  • Softly cushions the feet, distributes pressure evenly, and reduces pressure peaks
  • Soft foam system with reliable function, even after long and intense periods of wearing the orthosis
  • Particularly suitable for comfort shoes and daily use by people with diabetes

Product Details

Reduce the risk of Injury

People with diabetes often suffer from an initial insensitivity to pain, even in the early stages of the illness. The level of pain experienced continues to drastically decrease as the condition progresses. Foot symptoms are only noticed to a limited extent or not at all. Permanent relief using foot orthoses and suitable shoes is therefore highly recommended. The ErgoPad soft Diabetes ensures particularly soft and long-lasting cushioning of the sensitive feet of people with diabetes. The risk of injuries and subsequent complications is reduced right from the start.

Versions and uses

The ErgoPad soft Diabetes is available in a bonded standard version and in a non-bonded version. The foot orthosis perfectly adapts to the shape of the comfort shoes, contributing to indication-specific treatment and compliance of people with diabetes.

Only available from Medical Retailers

The ErgoPad soft Diabetes is an orthotic blank. The product is therefore only available from medical retailers – orthotists. The qualified specialist adjusts the foot orthosis specifically to the patient’s foot requirements and footwear.

Technical Details

Design

  • Soft foam foot orthosis
  • Sandwich construction with supporting and cushioning materials
ErgoPad soft Diabetes
  1. Poron soft cushion layer
    Poron, the first 3 mm cushioning layer, absorbs the load and reduces pressure peaks when the foot is put down.
  2. Vepur PU foam technology
    Vepur, the second cushioning layer, distributes the load and offers targeted reduction of pressure peaks, therefore relieving the vulnerable, pressure-sensitive foot zones. The viscoelastic foam based on polyurethane reliably returns to its original height, maintaining the function long-term.
  3. EVA base layer
    The EVA base layer is more stable and provides support for the feet, especially the longitudinal arches.

Serviceable life

  • High-quality and durable materials mean that the foot orthoses remain serviceable even after prolonged use – but this fundamentally depends on the load.
  • We recommend that the functional properties be checked regularly.

Cleaning instructions

  • The surfaces can be wiped clean using a mild cleaner/disinfectant (apart from leather top covers)
  • Not machine-washable
  • Do not expose to direct heat (central heating, direct sunlight)
  • Allow to air dry

Modification instructions - Specific information for Medical Retailers

  • The outline of the foot orthosis must be ground in a tapered shape.
  • Easy to grind (grinding belt and pumice stone, grit 40–100)
  • Easy to bond (standard workshop adhesives)
  • Thermo-formable
Medical Details

Main Indication

For patients with diabetic foot syndrome (DFS), risk classes* (with note: “AG Fuß: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Diabetischer Fuß der Deutschen Diabetes Gesellschaft” (Diabetic Foot Committee of the German Diabetes Association) (Last update February 25, 2006):

  • 0 Diabetes mellitus without polyneuropathy (PNP)/peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • 1 Same as risk class 0, with foot deformity
  • 2 Diabetes mellitus with loss of sensitivity due to PNP/relevant PAD

Concomitant indications1 

  • Arch decreased foot/splay foot
  • Valgus foot
  • Mild and moderate pes cavus
  • Post-traumatic foot deformities
  • Knee joint and back pain

1Depending on the severity of the foot, knee or back deformity

Mode of Action

  • Extensive cushioning of the foot, absorption of loads, and reduction of pressure peaks
  • Reduces the risk of injury in the sensitive foot area of people with diabetes