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.


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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