FOOTWEAR MODIFICATIONS

Rocker Sole

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 Used to reduce painful pressure on the bottom on the foot, reduce energy consumption, and reduce stress on stiff joints in the foot and ankle – and also to protect fused and/or painful joints in the foot and ankle. 

Shoe Lift

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 Accommodation for structural leg length difference and occasionally functional leg length difference, scoliosis, or pelvic imbalance following injury or surgery. 

Balloon Patch

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 To accommodate bony prominence over the top of the foot; i.e., hammer toes, bunions, or any deformity that requires extra volume to reduce pressure over the top of the foot. 

Flare

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 Increases stability of the shoe and gently forces the foot away from the modified side. 

Excavation

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 Used to reduce vertical pressure on areas of the bottom of the foot. May be used for bony prominences or ulcers. 

Closure Extension

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 This modification allows the use of footwear by patients with mobility or flexibility issues, vision impairment, or upper limb, hands, back, hips, or knee dysfunction.