You may be asking yoursef, what kind of orthotics are out there? Well, here’s your answer. There are 4 main types of orthotics: rigid orthotics, soft orthotics, semi-rigid orthotic and children’s orthotics. Within these categories there are full-length and 3/4 length versions of these insoles. Here is the difference between the 4:
Rigid Orthotics – designed to support a foot from the heel to toes, are very stiff and typically fit inside one pair of shoes. These insoles can be custom made or purchased over the counter. They mainly provide arch support.
Soft Orthotics – are soft insoles that provide shock absorption and as a foot pain reliever for sore areas of the feet. These insoles will have to be replaced more often than the rigid orthotics.
Semi-Rigid Orthotics – more of a sports orthotic style. This orthotic is made for supporting active feet in all the right areas, soft spots for cushioning and hard fo support and balance.
Children’s Orthotics – orthotics specifically designed for children. These orthotics are used as early as possible to teach children how to walk properly and avoid any serious foot problems in the future.
So, which orthotic is right for you? Consult with a doctor if you are looking for a custom made orthotic. Otherwise, take what you’ve learned about orthotics and apply them to your foot needs.
No one deserves comfortable shoes and healthy feet like our military! Whether a veteran or those currently on active duty, our soldiers deserve the best! Fortunately, there are services and people out there dedicated to getting our soldiers and military veterans what they need. Take this video for example. A new machine has made it easier and faster to get custom made orthotics to military members who deperately need them. The machine can also make prosthetics with a faster turn around time. This new machine could very well change the face of orthotics for the military. Imagine how many more soldiers can get the orthotics they need.
I am always digging for videos that pertain to Orthotics and I came across this video today on my hunt for material to blog about. If you watch this video, the doctor (an actual chiropractor) explains the testing method she uses to identify whether or not her patients need orthotics and if they do, she can specifically design custom orthotics or she can recommend a set of insoles that will benefit each person’s particular foot problems.
Watching the scan of her feet shoes areas of weakness and pressure points that are being over used. The scan is taken both while she stands on the platform and while she walks on top of it to show the positioning of her feet both in motion and stationary. The scan shows deep red areas which represent pressure points and it appears as though she is not using a few of her toes, as they don’t appear on the scan. I will let the video speak for itself, but thought I would share this video with you all as a way of explaning orthotics and testing.
Posted on : 26-07-2010 | By : LyncoOrthotics | In : orthotics
Perhaps you are interested in finding out the type of orthotics available to you by lynco. Lynco actually offers a nice variety of insoles ranging from your typical orthotic insole to insoles specifically designed for sufferers of diabetes or arthritis. You can find the following style of insoles:
Lynco Conform Insoles – These insoles are designed for diabetics or anyone with very sensitive feet who require insoles that can support where it matters but stay away from those more sensitive areas. The following models are available: Lynco L200, Lynco L205 and Lynco L225.
Lynco Sports Orthotics – sports orthotics are designed with the athlete in mind with shock absorption, metatarsal support and lastability among other features that vary from insole to insole. The following models are available: Lynco L405, Lynco L400, Lynco L425 and Lynco L420.
Lynco orthotics also provides insoles for specific sports such as Golf as well as insoles specially designed for use inside dress shoes, which we all know can be very uncomfortable. If you are looking for an insole to make your feet happy and healthy, try a Lynco insole.
The Lynco L220 Conform Posted Heel Orthotic is an insole that is designed to conform to your foot. In fact, this is a great insole for anyone who suffers from diabetes or arthritis. The stiffness and arch support you woud traditionally get with a regular insole may hurt or damage diabetic or arthritic feet more. This is the insole you want if you have either condition. These insoles support your feet in all the right areas as well as providing arch support. If you are looking for an insole that supports your foot, has a posted heel and takes care of your tender feet, the Lynco L220 is the product for you.
Watch as this doctor inspects an athletes feet and how she stands. After careful consideration he can see that her toes are not straight and a lot of weight is placed on the outsides of her feet. He then tapes her feet and simulates an orthotic device to show how it could be beneficial for her. After he finishes taping her up you can see a noticable difference in the way she stands and the way her toes look as well. The doctor recommends using an orthotic device, but if one is not present, then taping the feet is sufficient in the short-term.
The doctor even applies an orthotic and you can see yet another change as the athlete’s toes become straighter and her foundation becomes much stronger. As they have her run a bit with the tape and orthotic, the athlete seems to see a significant improvement. The doctor recommends that she purchase an over the counter orthotic.
You may consider trying this at home. If you are experiencing a great deal of foot pain, try taping your feet. If you are seeing a significant improvement, then chances are, you should be using orthotics in your shoes. Give it a shot and let us know how it turned out. If you think an orthotic would be beneficial for you, we can point you in the direction of a few places to pick them up.
As you find yourself browsing the internet for various foot health related products, you may have come across the word orthotics. Perhaps this is the first time you have come across is on this blog. Either way, let me inform you as to what orthotics are and why you would need them.
Orthotics are designed to fit the foot more naturally than typical shoe insoles that you would pick up at the store. However, some may find that orthotics are uncomfortable because of the structure. It is recommended that those who purchase orthotics give adequate time to get used to them before giving up on them. A lot of people will put the insoles in their shoes for a day or two and return them because of the level of discomfort that they first experience. Just like a brand new pair of shoes, there is a break-in period that you will have to endure before the orthotics begin to make your feet feel wonderful, like they always should.
Orthotics are typically used to help with foot disorders such as Plantar Fasciitis and pain associated with improper foot alignment. The best orthotics are custom made to fit your feet, although they can be expensive. There are plenty of orthotics available that can be purchsed affordably and work effectively as well. Companies such as Lynco Orthotics makes a variety of orthotics, both full length and 3/4 length, that you should consider using if you require them. They offer a ton of support, but can be considered uncomfortable until your foot adjusts to the new support system.
Typically, orthotics will be prescribed by a podiatrist. If you require them, you can pick up a pair online if you do not want to have custom casts made.
Posted on : 20-07-2010 | By : LyncoOrthotics | In : Videos
This is an excellent video on why technology can be beneficial for identifying foot health and proper use of foot care products. Watch as a doctor utilizes a foot scanning tool to identify the type of stance you have, how high your arches are and where you put the most pressure on your feet. These scanners can tell you a lot about what you can do to fix these problems. The doctor prescribed a particular Lynco Orthotic for the patient. After putting the orthotic on, the patients weight was distributed more evenly, less pressure on her heels and lowered her arch. All of these factors were causing the patient back pain, which if she wears these insoles, will alleviate that pain.
The patient whose scan you are about to see has quite a few foot problems, as you will see. Let’s see what the doctor has to say:
Lynco L425 Sports Orthotic – Posted Heel and Metatarsal Pad Insoles
Lynco L425 Sports Orthotic with Posted Heel and Metatarsal Pad Insoles is an insole that should be prescribed to wearers by a doctor. If you have not seen a podiatrist and they have not mentioned that you need a posted heel insole, then you should skip this insole. If you do need this insole, Lynco makes this model which features tri-density orthotic technology – shock absorption, antibacterial material utilized meaning no odor, posted heel which keeps your bone from moving forward too much and a metatarsal pad which keeps your foot aligned and provides cushioning for the balls of your feet. These insoles are great for casual shoes and sports shoes. Get a recommendation from your doctor for a posted heel insoles before purchasing this Sports Insoles.