Stride Orthopaedics and Footwear

 

Internal Heel Lift

Prescribed - unilaterally for persons that have no more than a 5mm leg length discrepancy. For a leg length discrepancy of greater than 5mm see  Sole Raise

Prescribed - bilaterally as a treatment for tightness in the Achilles tendon (in conjuction with physiotherapy and stretching as a temporary treatment).  Also as a treatment for relief of the calcaneal growth plate (Apophosis) in Sever's Disease in the adolescent athlete.

Function -  to lift the affected limb to it's prescribed height, or to take tension off of the Achilles tendon in a bilaterally prescribed situation (Achilles tightness, Sever's Disease). 

Goal - to lift and realign the skelital structure which will in turn promote a smoother gait, alleviate pain and discomfort in the feet, ankles, knees, hips and back.

Benefit 

1. Treat acute pain and discomfort during weight bearing activity
2. Minimize or alleviate pain as a result of a minor leg length discrepany
3. Stop deterioration or further deterioration of the ligament,tendons,cartilage and joints.

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