Felt Callus Foot Pads, An Inexpensive Treatment Option

Felt foot pads cushions are an inexpensive treatment option for many consumers. It can help prevent surgery and more expensive treatment alternatives. How can foot callus be prevented? Atlas Biomec…

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Felt Callus Foot Pads, An Inexpensive Treatment Option

Felt foot pads cushions are an inexpensive treatment option for many consumers. It can help prevent surgery and more expensive treatment alternatives. How can foot callus be prevented?

Atlas Biomechanics manufacturers a full line of medical grade felt foot pads. These include U shaped callus pads, Oval callus pads, Dancer’s / Sesamoid pads, Corn pads, Ball of Foot / Metatarsal pads and Morton’s Neuroma pads.

How can foot callus be prevented?
1. Eliminate ill fitting shoes. Shoes can be either too tight causing pressure or too loose causing friction. Either way, by wearing a proper fitting shoe will help decrease callus formation.
2. Eliminate high heel shoes. High heel shoes will cause your toes to be pushed up (dorsiflexed) and shifts the bottom fat pad off the metatarsal bones. If one must wear high heel shoes, wearing a callus pad or metatarsal pad will help.
3. Wearing socks. Socks will cushion the foot, preventing the friction and pressure causing foot callus.
4. Correct abnormal gait. If one walks, jogs or runs different then the pressure or friction will cause a callus. Wearing a corrective orthotic such as our heat mold orthotic will help decrease callus formation.
5. Prevent callus formation by wearing a callus pad to the affected area. Foam, felt or gel callus pads redistribute pressure and friction off the callus area.

 

Teri Greenring callus

Atlas Biomechanics

 

About Atlas Biomechanics:  We are a woman owned sports medical manufacturer of foot pads, heel lifts and heat moldable orthotics.

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Full Steel Turf Toe Insole

Full Steel Turf Toe Insoles for Men and Women: Pain Relief and Prevention from Turf Toe Full Steel, Turf Toe Insoles are recommended by foot health professionals because they are ideal for preventi…

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Full Steel Turf Toe Insole

Full Steel Turf Toe Insoles for Men and Women: Pain Relief and Prevention from Turf Toe

Full Steel, Turf Toe Insoles are recommended by foot health professionals because they are ideal for preventing Turf Toe: soft tissue injury or a ligament strain that affects the big toe joint, which is typically caused from jamming the big toe or the constant push off movement when running or jumping – movements that often extend the big toe’s normal range of motion. These insoles will not only help prevent Turf Toe, but also provide stability to reduce discomfort from ball of foot pain and arthritis pain. They also combine the benefits of a special spring steel insert with the cushioning of a padded top. The Full Steel, Turf Toe Insoles are also perfect for wearers who require a rigid or semi-rigid shock absorbing footbed.

The steel acts as a means of immobilizing the toe joint to prevent it from bending during walking and sports, thus aiding the healing process. These insoles combine the benefits of a special spring steel insert with the cushioning of a padded top. Used to prevent and correct metatarsophalangeal(M.P.) joint injuries.

These are also puncture resistant insoles.  They are extremely light and comfortable, weighing only slightly more than a regular non-puncture resistant insole, and can be worn continuously in your footwear or only occasionally as the need for extra protection is required. They can be used in many types of regular non-safety footwear in place of any existing insole that has been provided with the footwear.
Puncture resistant insoles have many suggested applications for use, including but not limited to, occasional use opportunities in factories and workplaces where safety policy dictates that penetration resistant footwear protection must be worn by employees and visitors. Examples of specific applications where footwear penetration protection is highly recommended are;
in the tire recycling industry,
renovation and construction industries,
metalworking,
medical first responders,
sanitation and landfill sites,
hunting and fishing,
any time there is a risk of contact with a sharp object.

The Full Steel Turf Toe Insole has these features:

Helps immobilize the big toe joint to keep it from extending from its normal range of motion
Helps stabilize the foot to minimize pain from foot arthritis and Metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain)
Used to avert and correct M.P. (Metatarsophalangeal) joint injuries.
Packaged per pair
Laser cut spring steel .020″ thick
1/8″ durable felt
Sizes of Steel Shoe Insole: Men’s 6-13 Women’s 5-12

Teri Green

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Ski Orthotics ( Ski Boot Arch Supports ) and Gait Cycle

Orthotics in ski boots are used to control the ankle, foot and knee. In the foot, it especially controls the subtalar, midtarsal and ankle joints. If any of these joints are not in their most efficient positions, then the skier will not have the most effective leg power.

The typical skier’s lower extremities never goes through a complete gait cycle. They ideally should have limited pedal mechanics between midstance and the beginning of propulsion, with slight knee flexion during the entire contact phase. When initiating a turn, a skier will maintain their control by directing the inside knee medially and transferring the load inward to the foot’s medial edge. This is done by internally rotating the tibia, causing a closed kinetic chain pronation of the foot which transfers the pressure through the ski boot on to the ski’s inside edge.

The higher level skier has a more subtle dynamic and the reverse is true for the beginner. When an snow skier has an over pronated or unstable foot structure, they may have a more difficult time turning as the medial arch of the foot may collapse within the ski boot before the edging force can be transferred.

Some indications you may need a ski boot orthotic arch support.
1. Foot and or Ankle pain or fatigue with sking.
2. Weak crossovers.
3. Difficulty making a turn.
4. Knee and or Low Back pain or fatigue while sking.
5. Chronic fatigue or pain directly after sking.

A ski boot heat moldable, direct contact orthotic from Atlas Biomechanics achieves all the above goals. It is only 1.3mm thick, fabricated with just a hot water bath, heat gun or toaster oven. Duplicate a lab built custom orthotic in less than 10 minutes.

Some Benefits of Our Heat Moldable Orthotics
*3/4 semi rigid sport orthotic shell.
*12mm heel cup for added control
*Medium profile (Sport Orthotic) to fit in most ice skates, gym, and casual shoes.
*1.3 mm thin. *Completely heat moldable and reheat formable.
*Proprietary material used to ease of mold.
*Total custom contact fit.
Teri Green
Atlas Biomechanics

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Hockey Orthotics ( Ice Skate Arch Supports ) and Gait Cycle

Orthotics in hockey ice skates are used to control the ankle, foot and knee. In the foot, it especially controls the subtalar, midtarsal and ankle joints. If any of these joints are not in their mo…

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Hockey Orthotics ( Ice Skate Arch Supports ) and Gait Cycle

Hockey Skate Orthotics

Orthotics in hockey ice skates are used to control the ankle, foot and knee. In the foot, it especially controls the subtalar, midtarsal and ankle joints. If any of these joints are not in their most efficient positions, then the ice skater will not have the most effective leg power.

The typical hockey skater’s lower extremities never goes through a complete gait cycle. They ideally should have limited pedal mechanics between midstance and the beginning of propulsion, with slight knee flexion during the entire contact phase. When initiating a turn, an ice skater will maintain their control by directing the inside knee medially and transferring the load inward to the foot’s medial edge. This is done by internally rotating the tibia, causing a closed kinetic chain pronation of the foot which transfers the pressure through the skate boot on to the blade’s inside edge.

The higher level hockey skater has a more subtle dynamic and the reverse is true for the beginner. When an ice skater has an over pronated or unstable foot structure, they may have a more difficult time turning as the medial arch of the foot may collapse within the skate boot before the edging force can be transferred.

Some indications you may need a hockey ice skate orthotic arch support.
1. Foot and or Ankle pain or fatigue with ice skating.
2. Weak crossovers.
3. Difficulty making a turn.
4. Knee and or Low Back pain or fatigue while skating.
5. Chronic fatigue or pain directly after skating.

A hockey ice skate orthotic should allow greater control with turning and crossovers. Usually, persons with ice skate arch support orthotics notice longer stride length and more explosive leg power. Ice skate orthotics should be thin for ease of placement, 3/4 length for toe room, semi rigid for control and adjustable for modifications. The best place for a hockey orthotic is under the skate’s insole for comfort, control and proper placement.

A heat moldable, direct contact orthotic from Atlas Biomechanics achieves all the above goals. It is only 1.3mm thick, fabricated with just a hot water bath, heat gun or toaster oven. Duplicate a lab built custom orthotic in less than 10 minutes.

Some Benefits of Our Heat Moldable Orthotics
*3/4 semi rigid sport orthotic shell.
*12mm heel cup for added control
*Medium profile (Sport Orthotic) to fit in most ice skates, gym, and casual shoes.
*1.3 mm thin. *Completely heat moldable and reheat formable.
*Proprietary material used to ease of mold.
*Total custom contact fit.
Teri Green
Atlas Biomechanics

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