9 mm (3/8 inch) Heel Lifts Most Popular Heel Lift for Achilles Tendinitis

9 mm (3/8 inch) Heel Lifts Most Popular Heel Lift for Achilles Tendinitis.

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9 mm (3/8 inch) Heel Lifts Most Popular Heel Lift for Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendonitis is most commonly treated with 9 mm ( 3/8 inch ) heel lifts per survey of Atlas Biomechanics’ prescribing practitioners. Atlas Biomechanics sent surveys to over 32,000 practitioners who dispense our heel lifts. These included physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, podiatrists and family physicians. Per their responses, over 74%  dispense our 9 mm heel lift to treat achilles tendinitis.

9 mm ( 3/8 inch ) heel lift

9 mm ( 3/8 inch ) heel lift

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the Achilles Tendon, the band of tissue that connects calf muscles at the back of the lower leg to your heel bone.

Achilles tendinitis most commonly occurs in runners who have suddenly increased the intensity or duration of their runs. It’s also common in middle-aged people who play sports, such as tennis or basketball, only on the weekends.

Most cases of Achilles tendinitis can be treated with relatively simple, at-home care under your doctor’s supervision. The most common way is to place a heel lift to allow the tendon to heal. Self-care strategies are usually necessary to prevent recurring episodes. More-serious cases of Achilles tendonitis can lead to tendon tears (ruptures) that may require surgical repair.

Heel lifts are also very helpful for patients with insertional tendinitis because they can move the heel away from the back of the shoe, where rubbing can occur. They also take some strain off the tendon. Like a heel lift, a silicone Achilles sleeve can reduce irritation from the back of a shoe. The most popular size heel lift to treat Achilles Tendinitis is the 9 mm ( 3/8 inch ) heel lift.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

About Atlas Biomechanics: We are a woman owned sports medical manufacturer of Heel Lifts, Foot Pads and Heat Moldable Orthotics.

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Spring Steel Stabilizer Plate Insoles Treat Forefoot and Midfoot Injuries

Steel Stabilizer Plates Insoles, also called Spring Steel Plate Insoles help with forefoot and midfoot injuries and long term pathology. Many practitioners are unfamilar with steel insoles. These spring steel stabilizer plates are usually full length and have a comfortable felt top cover.  The steel is thin (1/8″) so it is lighweight and comfortable.

The way a steel stabilizer plate works is that it limits the amount of range of motion in the forefoot and midfoot. Many patients use a spring stabilizer plate to limit painful turf toe, arthitis in the MPJ (hallux rigidus) and to limit range of motion post bunionectomy.

Stabilizer / Insole Plates to Limit Fore-Foot, Metatarsal Joints & Turf Toe

Used to stiffen the sole of the shoe.

Limits Range of Motion of the Forefoot and Midfoot.

Makes shoe Non-Flexible.
Extremely thin steel stabilizer plate insole, 1/8″ thick.
Comfortable and durable felt top cover.
These steel insole plates are constructed to Limit Dorsiflexion at the metatarsal joints.
Immobilizes toe joint to prevent it from bending during walking and sports.

Indications of the Spring Steel Insoles- Full Steel Stabilizer Plates
– Problems requiring a Rigid or Semi-Rigid foot bed
– Turf Toe
– Hallux Limitus / Hallux Rigidus
– Forefoot Pain
– Metatarsalgia
– Cuboid Syndrome
– Freiburg’s Infraction
– Bunionectomy
– Foot Stability Post-op
– Shin Splints

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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The Many Uses of Tube Foam for Toes and Feet

Tube Foam (also called Pedifoam, Duro-Med, and Tubular Toe Foam) has many uses for toe and foot pathologies. Tube Foam is made of durable foam material with a cloth inner liner. The soft medical grade foam of tube foam (pedi foam) absorb the pressure and friction to cushion and separate toes that rub. Tube Foam (Pedi Foam) can be easily trimmed with scissors for a custom fit.

Some of the uses of TubeFoam are:tube foam 2

1) Toe Corn Cushion: Just measure a piece of tube foam to cover a digit. Cut off the tube for a cushion toe cushion. This would treat toe corns, hammertoes, soft corns and blisters. Wearing the tube foam will cushion the affected area and prevent friction causing the lesion.

2) Bunion Cushion: Measure the tube foam from the tip of the big toe to the base of the bunion.  Then cut a line up from the base of the bunion to the beginning of the big toe. This can also be done for the 5th toe Tailor’s Bunion (bunionette).

3) Metatarsal Cushion: Measure from the tip of the middle toe to the base of the metatarsal heads. Cut off the tubefoam and then measure and cut from the metatarsal heads up to the base of the middle toe.

Tube Foam comes in 3 sizes;

Small 5/8 inch wide 12 12 inch sleeves per pack
Medium 3/4 inch wide 10 12 inch sleeves per pack
Large 1 inch wide 8 12 inch sleeves per pack

Tube Foam has numerous uses, all it takes is a little imagination and a scissor.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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NailZyme All Natural Fungal Nail Revitalizer. Infused with Natural Enzymes

NailZyme, All Natural, Enzyme Infused, Fungal Nail Revitalizer. Thins, Lightens and Makes Nails Easier to Cut

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Dancer’s Pad, Sesamoid Pad, 100 unit metatarsal foot pads, treat sesamoiditis, foot callus, first metatarsal pain, dancer injuries

dancer’s (sesamoid) pads, 100 foam metatarsal foot pads, treat sesamoiditis, foot callus, first metatarsal pain, dance injuries, metatarsal pads

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NailZyme 1oz All Natural Fungal Nail Revitalizer

NailZyme All Natural, Enzyme Infused, Fungal Nail Revitalizer. Thins, Lightens and Softens thick fungal nails.

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NailZyme
All Natural
Enzyme Infused
Fungal Nail Revitalizer

Thins, Lightens & Easier to Cut

Most people see a difference with in 2-3 weeks of using NailZyme

Active Ingredients: Natural Enzymes ( Protease, Lipase, Amylase, Lactase, Cellulase & Bromelain )

Infused into: Jojoba Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil and Sesame Oil

NailZyme comes in 1 oz dropper bottle. Usually lasts for approximately 1 month of treatment.

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