When you read or hear the name Orthaheel, you may think to yourself that since you don’t have any serious foot or heel conditions, that these aren’t for you. However, this is not entirely true. Orthaheel technology is not only for those with serious foot conditions, but you still need to find the orthotic right for your own individual foot. The Orthaheel company has certainly done their fair share of research on the heel and what happens to our feet and bodies when we walk.
Some of the research out there on the heel is truly amazing and beyond what most people even realize. For example, scientists in Taiwan at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital did an entire research study on the biomechanics of the heel pad for Type 2 Diabetics.
They designed their study to put stress on the heel and used an electron microscope to test what was happening to the heels of amputated legs of both diabetics and non-diabetics. What they found were specific differences in the heels of those who were diabetics – the collagen protein fibers in the heels of the diabetics were starting to break down from activities as simple as walking. They decided to use this discovery and integrate it into the creation of their next line of orthotics.
The research was published back in 2002 in the journal Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon).
This is just one example of how scientists are changing the world and improving other’s health by their work. Orthotics are actually a complicated topic and not just some piece of foam that fits into your shoes.
With the help of experts, Orthaheel creates their orthotics based off of these well researched and conducted experiments . They also incorporate the latest technology for all other areas of the foot, not just the heel. The Orthaheel Relief Orthotic Insoles are an example of a pair of their insoles that also includes a deep heel cup to ensure correct foot alignment and forefoot padding so the foot can absorb the impact from each step.
The Orthaheel Relief Insoles are recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association for those who have pain in the ankle, foot, heel, leg and low back.
Orthaheel now makes shoes as well as Orthotics. You can view all the Vionic Footwear which use the Orthaheel technology, and provide a deep heel cup and arch support, in a pair of comfortable sandals.
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