Orthopedic Shoe Lifts: Promoting Good Health and Well-Being For People With Leg Length Discrepancies

There are over 50% of people in the world born with some degree of Leg Length Discrepancies(LLD) but the small differences don’t cause any problem. A smaller cohort of them are having differences above 2cm or ⅝” which greatly affects their well-being and quality of life. LLD is not always from birth or congenital, there are diseases and injuries responsible for bringing such deformities to the lives of people. Enough has been spoken about the types, causes, and symptoms of LLD but in this post, our focus is to provide quality information about the low cost yet effective solutions for people to mitigate the challenges of LLD.

Well-defined medical procedures and surgeries are of course supporting people in a great way but they are prohibitively expensive, and highly complex solutions with excessive risks. How good it is to provide a non-invasive, low-cost, and pain-free solution to improve the quality of life, and bring them back to active lives. Shoe lifts have made it possible to bring relief to the millions of people suffering from Leg Length Discrepancies. With the advancement of technology in the shoe industry, the dynamics of orthopedic shoe repair have also been improved. Be it a matter of safety, comfort, or fashion shoes have got no alternatives. It greatly contributes to smoothly performing all forms of day-to-day work, active, and performance sports. People with all age groups need to have this minimum comfort while walking, running, or playing. 

As such there are many such vendors who can do this job. In fact, people even use shoe inserts but for leg length discrepancy of ¼” or more, it doesn’t work well. The more leg length difference the bigger shoe insert is needed making your walk inefficient and bothersome, and its prolonged use harms the spine and back and eventually causes pain. So the best-recommended solution is to use a shoe lift which is inserted into the outer sole of the shoe. A precise cut is made thru the sole, the precise lift is added custom to the shoe and then the sole is put back on the bottom, so the shoe keeps its original sole. A perfectly modified shoe leaves little room to get noticed, and maintains the aesthetic design of your favorite pair of shoes.

Today’s shoe modification application is not limited to walking shoes or sandals only. It can be implied to all kinds of shoes like boat shoes, golf shoes, boots, or tennis shoes, children’s shoes, etc. To take care of your comfort level different techniques and lightweight materials are used. Honeycombing(method of shoe lift elevation involves partially hollowing) is one of the unique techniques that American Heelers follow to make lightweight, flexible, and durable shoes.

American Heelers have modified tens of thousands of shoes so far and served customers globally. The roots of this Cleveland, OH based company go back 60 years. The state-of-the-art shoe lab combined with years of experience delivers exceptional outcomes with each shoe they modify. Print the Order Form now to send shoes today! To know more about their service you can contact American Heelers Inc., The heeler of broken soles at 216-378-2686, or email at info@americanheeler.com.


Listen To Your Feet!! Understand The Causes, Types, Effects, and Remedies For Leg Length Discrepancy

Don’t think that it is yet another cooked-up story just to grab your attention. But no!! Just take a pause and think if your feet could talk, what would they speak to you? Your primary mode of transport takes a lot of pressure day in and day out and keeps going on. But too often we ignore them which may lead to bizarre health conditions. Especially, people with existing leg length discrepancies shouldn’t ignore the complaints of their feet and act immediately to mitigate the conditions before it worsens.
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Customize Your Shoes to Correct Leg Length Discrepancy

The causes of a leg length discrepancy, even the most common ones, are numerous and varied. The discrepancy can result from an injury, such as in a fracture that damages the cells responsible for growth of the bone, while the corresponding bone on the other leg grows normally. Some fractures can also lead to overgrowth of bone during the healing process, resulting in a longer than normal bone.
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Orthopedic Shoe Lifts: Make Your Move Lighter

A bad shoe is the reason behind your aching leg and heel. Our feet and legs are complicated as we spend lots of time expecting a lot out of them and putting our whole body weight on it. Better shoes can make your feet and legs a lot stronger and better in the long term. Considering these, American Heelers has come up with new design shoes that are Orthopedic Shoes.
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Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD): Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

American Heelers have modified thousands of shoes and we can effectively perform the shoe lift elevation on any shoe you like. The average shoe lift size they modify is approximately 5/8″ which only adds a couple ounces of weight to the shoe. However very often we have to modify shoes 2, 3 and even 4″! On shoe lift elevations of that larger thickness it is even more important to select shoes which are lighter weight and more flexible because the additional sole makes the shoe weigh a little more and lose some flexibility.


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Benefits of Comfortable Footwear with Shoe Inserts and Why You Should Wear Them?

We walk on our feet every single day, so they take a lot of wear and tear. Some people wear and swear by insoles for their shoes on a daily basis, whereas others think that they are nothing more than a waste of time and money. So, what’s the verdict? Are they worth the money to spend or are they just “if you want them” accessories? Let’s take a look.


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Why a Heel Lift is the Best Option for Leg Length Discrepancy?

If you’ve discovered that you have Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD) to the point where it is considered “significant”– aka, needs some sort of treatment to help you live comfortably, you may be wondering whether or not a heel lift is the best option. After all, orthotics like this cost a pretty penny and how can something so…low tech be so helpful? There’s a lot going for it, it turns out! 


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