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Orthaheel's Men's Orthotic Walker features a removable, lightweight biomechanical footbed that helps support your feet and helps realign the lower legs, helping improve posture and balance. It is designed for anyone with medium to wide feet as an all purpose walker. This all-purpose Walker features full-grain leather uppers combined with a lightweight EVA midsole for flexible comfort. The TPU midfoot stabilizer and durable rubber outsole helps provide stability and traction on uneven surfaces. • Comes in Medium Width only • May be worn everyday • Thermo-plastic heel counter for stability • Best when initially worn for short periods for the first week as your feet may be accustomed • Half sizes size down for the best fit. (Example: if you are a size 5.5, please order size 5) • Made in China Included: • Orthaheel Men's Orthotic Walker
Heel Pain Heel pain is usually caused by rolling over of the foot (Excess Pronation). As the foot pronates, the arch collapses and the muscles (plantar fascia) and supporting structure are forced to stretch and elongate. By supporting the arches and re-aligning the lower limb to its natural angle, orthotics reduces the traction and strain on the plantar fascia, taking away this common cause of heel pain. Ball of Foot Pain This condition commonly occurs with women, however many men suffer from pain in the ball of the foot. Sometimes a callous develops in the centre of the foot and footwear may wear out in a similar fashion. It causes a burning sensation in the ball of the foot and can become very painful. Orthotics align the central three metatarsal shafts using an inbuilt met raise to correctly position and maintain the Metatarsal bone position. By balancing the weight distribution over five metatarsal bones, this helps remove excess weight & friction which commonly causes the callous and burning sensation. Morton's Neuroma This condition is generally caused by entrapment of the interdigital nerve lying between the third and fourth metatarsal bones. Ball of Foot Pain (Morton's Neuroma) exhibits similar symptoms to Metatarsalgia, but may also cause numbness, tingling and discoloration of the third and fourth (lesser) toes. Orthotics greatly assist in the early stages of Morton's Neuroma when damage to the nerve sheath is minimal. Orthotics re-align the metatarsal shafts and prevents interdigital nerve jamming. Flat Feet/Fallen Arches A true flat foot is rare. Generally, a flat footed person is only suffering from a functional flat foot caused by excess pronation. Excess Pronation causes the foot's arch to collapse & elongate giving the appearance of a flat foot. A functional flat foot is quite common and generally exhibits symptoms ranging from sore/tired feet to general leg fatigue and body aches. Orthotics are designed to control excess pronation (the common cause of functional flat feet), thereby restoring the foot's arch to normal. Bunions Bunions are a bony lump that gradually develop on the big toe joint over many years. Bunions can sometimes be very painful and at other times exhibit no pain at all. The common cause of this condition is a combination of genetic factors and poor foot function. Orthotics control excess pronation, which is a common factor causing Bunions. Orthotics redistribute the weight evenly over the foot to prevent (or reduce) the gradual growth of a bunion. Orthotics are very successful in reducing symptoms with painful Bunion conditions. Achilles Pain Achilles Tendonitis commonly occurs from shearing and stretching (tractional) forces placed on the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel. Excess Pronation causes the heel bone to tilt excessively and places extra strain on the tendon. Inflammation of the tendon is a common result along with tightening of the calf muscles.
Orthotics align the heel bone and significantly reduces the shearing and stretching forces on the Achilles Tendon, thereby providing relief from Achilles Pain. Callous and Corns Callous and Corns develop from excess friction and rubbing on the foot. Corns normally develop on the upper joints of the toes, whilst callous generally develops under the sole of the foot (especially under the big toe/little toe joint and central ball of the foot). Corns and callous commonly develop when excess pronation disrupts the normal metatarsal bone relationship in the foot and this causes the toes to claw. Friction & rubbing from your footwear then causes corns and callous to develop on the tops of your toes and/or the bottom of your feet. Orthotics control excess pronation and prevents dropping of the metatarsal bones and furthermore clawing of the toes. Thereby removing this friction and rubbing which causes corns and callous.
Tired/aching legs are commonly caused by strain and traction on the calf muscles at the back of the legs. This occurs when the feet roll over and the legs rotate internally. In turn, this places stress on the leg muscles.
Orthotics control 'excess pronation' - decreasing internal rotation of the leg and traction on the calf muscles, thereby taking away this common cause of tired/aching legs.
Rolling over of the feet - excess pronation - causes the lower leg to rotate internally. As a result, the pelvis is forced to tilt forward, which can cause an increased curvature of the lower back. This is referred to as 'poor body posture'. Especially after standing up-right for longer periods the curvature in back will cause tightness and stiffness of the lower back muscles.
By controlling 'excess pronation' of the feet, orthotics help improve your body posture. Because the feet are now properly aligned, internal rotation of the legs and forward pelvic tilt are greatly reduced, thereby easing low back pain.
A common condition in athletes caused by abnormal friction & rubbing of the Ilio-tibial band muscle over the knee & hip joints. This condition commonly exhibits a gradual but rather severe pain on the outside knee joint and less commonly on the outside hip section. Sometimes, simply walking up or down stairs may aggravate this condition. The pain usually subsides immediately upon rest but re-occurs with activity.
Orthotics control the internal rotation of the shin bone (tibia) and furthermore the rotation on the knee & hip joint via the in-built 4 degree rearfoot varus wedge. Thereby, reducing stretching (tractional) and frictional forces on the Ilio-tibial band muscle. Stretching of the Ilio-tibial band muscle is advised.
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from Brampton, Ont.
We have had these shoes before and my husband loved the fit and comfort of them. They suggested that if you require a half size, order the smaller rather than larger sizing. The smaller size turned out to be too small and I am returning them. I will continue to watch for his size on the SCN as the shoes are a must!Happy shopper Brampton
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Edmonton, AB
Ordered these in size 9, black. Received quickly. Box said size 9. When I checked the actual shoes, they said size 8. Someone else mentioned a problem with the sizing, maybe the same thing happened with their order. I returned for an exchange, but they're now out of size 9, so I'm out of luck. Aside from that problem, the shoes seemed like they'd be good. If they come back in stock, I may try ordering again.
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The orthaheel walker was sized wrong !!!
from Cariboo, B.C.
my husband was very disappointed with these runners.... He has ordered 2 pairs in size 9 previously and they fit perfectly.... This pair was a size 9 but unfortonately way too small on his feet... What is going on with the sizing !!!!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Husband Loves Them
from NORTH YORK
I bought both the white and black shoes for my husband and he absolutely loves them.He was at his doctor`s last week and she said that she wished more people would get them because they were the best shoes for your feet and your back.My husband is now walking straight and smiling with each new step.Thank you for having the Orthaheel brand in your Shopping Channel inventory.
greatest walking shoes ever!
Hubby-bubby really likes the way they fit; said they are the most comfortable shoes he has ever put on his feet, and he is in his 60s. True to size and description.