Sole Supports Orthotics

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With all the different products advertised for relief of foot pain and deformities, picking the right one for your needs can be confusing and difficult.  The truth is there are quite a few people that suffer from foot ailments who are anxiously looking for a solution – some willing to try anything.  It is also sadly true that the vast majority of products currently sold as foot pain solutions are useless, especially in regards to eliminating the problem long-term.  So how do you find what is right and effective for you?

The Main Problem:  Over-Pronation (Flat Feet)

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If you are like the majority of people with some degree of arch loss, either from birth or over time, there are some critical facts you need to know before you can make an informed decision.  Most of the common foot problems, such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, calluses and corns, etc. are caused by the lack of enough arch in the foot when we are standing, walking and running (weight-bearing activities).  

Orthotics Before Sole Supports

Typical custom orthotics are made based on some unproven assumptions about how to control the foot that seem to defy real-world engineering and the laws of physics.  These are blindly followed simply because they are “industry standard”, not because they have been proven effective.

 Sole Supports™: New Technology

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Sole Supports were designed like an engineer would design the best way to build a bridge, looking at the real forces involved and how best to manage them.  When Dr. Edward Glaser designed Sole Supports, he discovered three critical things that an orthotic has to have in order to be effective. First, orthotics must capture the properly corrected position of the foot: as high an arch as the foot can make with heel and forefoot flat on the ground.  Second, the orthotic must make full contact with the entire foot in this position, especially with the corrected arch position, in order to have the mechanical power and efficiency to control the foot.  Third, the orthotic must be rigid enough to “give” the right amount with impact.

 The Results

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Hopefully, now you can understand that all orthotics are not alike. Sole Supports are proud to be setting a new, effective standard for foot relief that helps prevent as well as treat all the common foot and even leg or back conditions caused by poor foot function. Additional information can be found on the Sole Supports website.