Heel Elevation Modifications
Additional heel elevation may be ordered for such conditions as ankle equinus, achilles tendinititis and limb length discrepency. We have also found heel elevation important for anterior cavus foot deformities to reduce the “pseudoequinus stress”.
The selected heel height may be indicated in inches or millimeters. We will incorporate the additional heel elevation build-up with nickelplast material unless otherwise requested. Where heel elevation plus increased shock attenuation is desired, poron material may be substituted. This modification has been well received in the athletic community.
Note: “Pseuoequinus Stress” develops as a direct result of ground reactive forces dorsiflexing the hyperdeclinated forefoot. The resultant dorsiflexion of the ankle joint produces increased tension in the Achilles tendon.