Mole Skin Pads Help Reduce Blisters and Callus Formation

32881f769f727b6046fffdd0523fa5a4.image.123x160Moleskin pads have been used for numerous foot conditions for decades. These inexpensive foot pads are really a thin felt sheet with an adhesive backing. The most common shape of a mole skin pad is the kidney shaped foot pad.

Callus and blisters are caused by friction or pressure on the skin. This is usually due to the shoe rubbing on a boney prominence or the body’s weight on the shoe. In the case of a callus, the unlaying skin is trying to protect it self by growing more skin. Over production of this abnormal skin growth will cause a callus to form.

Blisters are also caused by shoe irritation and pressure. Instead of a callus formation, the skin will try to protect itself by forming a fluid filled sac.

By wearing a mole skin pad the abnormal friction is dispersed upon the pad and not the skin. Many athletes will wear them to protect a boney prominence. Women who wear high heeled shoes also will use moleskin pads to prevent shoe irritation.

The most common areas on the foot to use a moleskin pad are the metatarsals and behind the heel. The posterior heel is very susceptible to blister formation since the shoe riding up and down will cause skin irritation and possible blister formation. Metatarsal area gets a pounding from the ground and especially if the shoe does not have enough cushioning. People with a thin plantar fat pad especially can benefit from a moleskin foot pad.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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Cork Adjustable Heel Lift

Cork Adjustable Heel Lift with built in Varus/Valgus Heel Wedge

A totally new type of Heel Lift. Atlas Biomechanics developed and manufactures the only cork adjustable heel lift with a varus or valgus heel wedge built into the device. We are the only ones producing such a lift.

Adjustable Heel Lift with varus or valgus heel wedge
*Three removable 3 mm (1/8 inch) rubber cork layers.
*Each layer is peelable to achieve the proper correction of limb length discrepancy.
*1/2 of the bottom layer can be peeled for varus or valgus correction.
Helps prevent pronation of the Subtalar Joint of the short limb.
Most short limbs will have an inverted calcaneus, our heel lift brings the ground to the foot.
More stabilizing foundation to the short limb.
Easily fabricate either a Varus Heel Wedge or Valgus Heel Wedge
Sizes: Small: women 4-7 Medium: women 8-10, men 7-9 Large: women 9-11, men 10-14

Teri Green

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

 

 

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Heel Lift Study For Post Hip Replacement Surgery Patients

Heel Lift Study For Post Hip Replacement Surgery Patients

Heel lifts have been used in post hip replacement surgery patients ever since the surgeries’ beginnings. Our unscientific survey is from our practitioners who dispense Atlas Biomechanics heel lifts.  Here are the results. Over 397 health care practitioners who dispense Atlas Biomechanics’ heel lifts responded to our survey request.

1) Practitioners dispensing heel lifts post hip replacement surgery.

Chiropractors 36%, Physical Therapists 29%, Orthopedic Surgeons 20%, Podiatrists 8%, Others 7%

2) Heel height discrepancy found.

9 mm heel height discrepancy 46%

6 mm heel height discrepancy 31%

12 mm heel height discrepancy 11%

3 mm heel height discrepancy 8%

Others 4%

3) Most common complaints of patients with leg length discrepancy post hip replacement surgery.

lower back pain 34%

knee pain 31%

unsteady gait 24%

ankle pain 6%

others 4%

4) Most common heel lift height dispensed

9 mm heel liftImage 38%

12 mm heel lift 24%

6 mm heel lift 23%

3 mm heel lift 15%

Thank you to all of our practitioners who completed our survey and who use our heel liftsfyVMtP8A.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

About Atlas Biomechanics: We are a sports medical manufacturer of Heel Lifts, Foot Pads, and Heat Moldable Orthotics. Heel Lifts produced are 3, 6, 9 and 12 mm heights. We also produce cork lifts and adjustable heel lifts.

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Foam Toe Separators

Foam Toe Separators are inexpensive, highly effective foot pads that can prevent and alleviate toe pain. They have been produced for many decades with great success. Some of the advantages of foam …

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Foam Toe Separators

Foam Toe Separators are inexpensive, highly effective foot pads that can prevent and alleviate toe pain. They have been produced for many decades with great success.

Some of the advantages of foam toe separators / spreaders are that they are light weight, cushioning and moisture absorption. There are two types of foam toe separators. The most popular type and the least expensive are solid foam toe separators. The other type is the 3 layer toe separator. It has softer foam on the outer layers and a more dense foam in between.

To use a foam toe separator one should determine where on the foot one needs to treat. If one would like to cushion and realign bunions where the big toe is drifting towards the second toe, then a 1/2 inch foam toe separator would be recommended. For digits 2-5 cushioning, then a 1/4 inch foam toe separator would work well.toe--sep

Foam Toe Separators treat numerous toe pathology. Some of the foot pain conditions are:

Soft Corns

Hammertoes

Drifting Toes

Bunions

Atlas Biomechanics produces medical grade foam toe separators here in the USA.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

 

 

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Cork Heel Lifts, why cork?

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Cork Heel Lifts, why cork?

Cork is an excellent material to produce fc93e678-402d-4aff-8e4a-e5e8c13ed8d7 heel lifts with. The reason cork is used is that it is light weight, durable and high-impact compatible. Actually, it is a blend of rubber and cork, the best of both.

Atlas Biomechanics uses medical grade rubber cork to produce 3 mm ( 1/8 inch ), 6 mm ( 1/4 inch ) and 9 mm (3/8 inch ) shoe heel lifts. The most popular height for unequal limb length is the 9 mm ( 3/8″ ) heel lift. For Achilles tendonitis the most dispensed heel lift is the 6 mm ( 1/4″ ) height.

To learn more about Atlas Biomechanics heel lifts, Click Heel Lift.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

 

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