Heel Lifts & Inserts
Whether you’re experiencing pain in your foot or your lower back, these frustrating conditions cause inflammation, swelling, and difficulty with ambulation. Find out how shoe lift inserts can help relieve these symptoms and give you more independence in your everyday life.
Purpose of a Heel Lift
The purpose of an adjustable heel lift is to fix permanent or temporary discrepancies in leg length. These discrepancies may be due to a genetic condition or an injury. Common reasons for leg length discrepancy include plantar fasciitis, edema, and wearing a cast.
Selecting the Right Shoes for Orthotics
The best type of shoes to wear with orthotics are an athletic or walking type of shoe. These keep the sole insert in place. They also provide more cushioning and protection for your feet. You can also get sole inserts for work boots. Some dress shoes are designed to accommodate a foot lift, but most high-heel shoes, sandals, and other specialty footwear are unable to fit even adjustable foot lifts.
Types of Pain Helped by Shoe Inserts
Plantar fasciitis is a type of burning pain that goes from your heel to the ball of your foot, commonly seen in competitive athletes and runners. A foot lift product supports the arch and offers cushioning to reduce the pain. People with Achilles tendonitis also benefit from wearing a sole insert on a daily basis. Any pain from the back, hips, heel, arch or ball of the foot caused by a leg length discrepancy could be reduced with an adjustable foot lift.
Problems Caused by Heel Lifts
If you use a heel lift that does not match your leg length inequality, you won’t receive any of the benefits associated with orthopedic shoe lifts. That's why it's best to work with foot care experts who will measure you and design a custom shoe lift insert. It's also important to choose the right shape, contour, and material for your foot lift for optimal comfort.
ScripHessco offers a wide variety of orthopedic shoe lifts, heel pads, orthotic wedges, and adjustable foot lift inserts. Order yours online today!