J Shaped Pads For Sesamoititis Can Alleviate the Pain

J shaped pads for sesamoiditis are designed to off load the ball of the foot were the sesamoids are located. These sesamoid pads are also called dancer’s pads can be made of felt, foam or gel. Sesamoid pads have been used by doctors in their practice for over a hundred years, so you know they are useful.

So what are sesamoid bones in the foot? Most bones are connected to each other at joints. There are a few bones in the body that are not connected to any other bone. They are connected only to tendons or are embedded in muscle. These are called sesamoids. The patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the body.  Two other very small sesamoids (about the size of a pea) are found in the underside of the ball of the foot, near the big toe.

These foot sesamoids act like a pulley system. The sesamoids allow a smooth surface over which the tendons move. Like other bones, sesamoids can break (fracture). Additionally, the tendons surrounding the sesamoids can become irritated or inflamed. This is called sesamoiditis and is a form of tendinitis. It is common among ballet dancers (hence the name Dancer’s Pads), runners and baseball catchers.

One of the most common ways to treat sesamoiditis is with a j shaped pad. These sesamoid / dancer pads allow weight bearing on the ball of the foot while off loading pressure on the sesamoids. One can apply the sesamoid pad directly to the skin or they can be adhered to the shoe. Most physicians prefer to apply them directly to the foot as this allows 24/7 offloading of the sesamoiditis. The two most common materials used to produce a sesamoid cushion is felt and foamdancer's pad foot.  This off loading of the j shaped pads for sesamoiditis allows the foot to heal faster.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

About Atlas Biomechanics: We are a woman owned sports medical manufacturer of Foot Pads, Heel Lifts and Heat Moldable Orthotics. We also produce NailZyme, the only all natural, enzyme infused fungal nail revitalizer on the market.

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How to Produce a Custom Molded Heel Cup Protector in the Office

Thermoplastic heel cup protectors by Atlas Biomechanics can be easily custom molded to the patient’s foot. These simple but effective devices treat plantar fasciitis, heel spur syndrome, fat pad atrophy, unstable ankle and excessive pronation of the subtalar joint.

Steps to Mold Heel Cup Protectors:

-Place heel cup protector inside the shoe with the star down and forward.
-Most people wear it over the sock.
-Place plastic heel cup protector in hot water.
-Plastic heel protector will become pliable.
-With the heel protector in the shoe, step into it.
-Allow to custom mold for 2 minutes.

Plastic Heel Cup Protector

Plastic Heel Cup Protector

-Remove from shoe and let plastic set for 10 minutes.
-The plastic heel protector should feel like a second skin, if not just remold it.

Atlas Biomechanics produces Plastic Heel Cup Protectors for the medical marketplace and has currently manufactured over 52,000 year to date.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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Heat Moldable Custom Plastic Heel Cup Protector

Form a custom molded heel cup protector with just warm water.

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Heat Moldable Custom Plastic Heel Cup Protector

Form a custom molded heel cup protector with just warm water.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.atlasbiomechanics.com

See on Scoop.itPractice Survey of Practitioners Fabricating Heat Mold Orthotics

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All Natural Fungus Nail Revitalizer

There are many fungus nail treatments on the market, but only one all natural fungal nail with enzymes infused. This is called NailZyme, the only all natural and enzyme infused anti fungal. NailZyme has been designed with the patient in mind. The all natural ingredients have been blended to allow the enzymes to penetrate into the thick nail. It will thin, lighten and make thick fungus nails easier to cut.

NailZyme’s active ingredients are portease, lipase, amylase, lactase, cellulase and bromelain. These all natural enzymes dissolve the thick discolored fungal nail. The enzymes are infused into jojoba, sesame, peppermint and tea tree oils. These oils allow the enzymes to penetrate deep into the thick fungus nail.

nailzyme,NailZyme is designed to be used twice per day and only 1 drop per thick discolored fungal nail is needed. Follow up studies on past patients reveal  82% say they have a thinner, clearer and easier to cut fungus nail in about 6 weeks.

Patients who use NailZyme should watch if their skin or nails become red, swollen or irritated. If it does, then they should contact their physician immediately. Diabetics or people with poor circulation should ask their physician before using NailZyme.

NailZyme is the only all natural, enzyme fungal nail revitalizer on the market.

Teri Green

Atlas Biomechanics

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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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