By definition, a custom made foot orthotic is a medical device made to control the way a foot functions. There is a significant amount of literature that can scientifically detail what a foot orthotic should be, how they should be diagnosed, and how they should be manufactured. At the end of the day you have only one thing in mind - making your feet and overall body feel better.
A properly prescribed and manufactured foot orthotic inserted into your shoes will correct abnormalities in their biomechanical function, thus reducing pain, providing support, and preventing these deformities from progressing with age. Keep in mind that foot orthotics not only alleviate foot pain but are effective in treating hip pain, lower back pain, and knee pain that are a result of these mal-alignments in the lower body.
There are two basic types of orthotics; accommodative and functional. Accommodative orthotics are designed to simply shift body weight away from the painful area but are not designed or intended to correct the underlying problem. These orthotics are typically made of a soft material and are referred to as "soft orthotics".
Functional foot orthotics are designed to specifically correct the abnormality and are the type of orthotic that will provide the highest level of correction and relief.
There are two types of functional orthotics; rigid and semi-rigid. Rigid orthotics are made from a firm material such as plastic or carbon fiber and are designed to aggressively correct mal-alignments of the lower extremity, i.e. pes planus. Semi-rigid orthotics are used for patients needing a more flexible device with more cushioning, i.e. pes cavus.
Our QUADRASTEP SYSTEM orthotics are a pre-fabricated custom-to-foot type foot orthotic that is the closest you can get to a custom foot orthotic with a prefab. They have all of the posting, recesses and correction of a custom functional foot orthotic at a fraction of the cost.
Your practitioner can explain how properly balanced feet can dramatically improve your overall posture and strength to optimize your bio-mechanical wellness.
To find a practitioner that can dispense QUADRASTEP® orthotics, check our Find a Practitioner pageon Nolaro24.com and get RELIEF NOW!
We all know that American bodies are getting bigger, but what about our feet? In the United States, the best-selling shoe size is 8.5 for women and 10.5 for men. Those are both up a full size from 30 years ago, according to the National Shoe Retailers Association in a Chicago Tribune article. If you think you know your correct size, you could be off — a 2011 report published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery suggests that about 35 percent of people underestimated by at least half a size. It is suggested that 9 out of 10 women wear the wrong shoe size! Humans have nearly 8000 nerves in our feet Compared to fingernails, toenails grow much more slowly – about 1mm a month Fingernails and toenails grow faster during hot weather, pregnancy and teenage years The record for the world’s largest feet belongs to Matthew McGrory who wears US size 28½ In a pair of feet, there are 250,000 sweat glands It takes at least 5-6 months to grow an entirely new toenail Akshat Saxena holds the world record for having the most toes with 10 digits one each foot! In America, the average shoe size has gone up two sizes in just four decades It’s rare that two feet are exactly the same; one of them is often larger than the other
the foundation of a house, it all begins at the ground. Yes, flat feet are
often the cause of foot pain. But, did you know that your foot structure often
contributes to common ailments such as shin, knee, hip or back pain?
BECAUSE YOUR FEET DON’T HURT DOESN’T MEAN THEY AREN’T THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR SYMPTOMS!
you ever wondered how a higher arch can increase the likelihood of heel pain
and ankle instability which in turn changes the way you walk?
aware that most adults have a leg that is longer? In fact, the majority of individuals have some
degree of limb inequality either in structure or function.
Did you know your shoe size can change even if your feet haven't necessarily "grown"?
Do you wonder if it can actually be healthy to wear
a heel occasionally?
Ever wonder what a callus indicates?
Did You Know Your Foot
Type is Genetic? Your foot type and how
you walk is inherited from your parents, just like hair and eye color. You
won't "outgrow" your foot problems, and your kids will
inherit your feet!
Foot Orthotics can help with all
these conditions, as they actually help to stabilize and control the way you
walk so that you are aligned properly, and you have a stronger foundation. That
can result in alleviation of pain and symptoms in ALL areas of your body, not
just your feet.
Why Treat All Feet the Same?
feet are not like anyone else's, why should your foot orthotics be the same?
The QUADRASTEPSYSTEM® is based on the different structural
and functional aspects of the foot, categorizing them into 6 specific foot
"types". Each foot type influences not only how you walk, but the
conditions and symptoms that you may experience throughout your life.
The QUADRASTEPSYSTEM® provides truly corrective
prefabricated foot orthotics (not just arch supports) that can bring immediate
improvement to your symptoms! Your practitioner can select
a device with the correct features for you, based on your foot type.
QUADRASTEP® orthotics are the closest
you can get to a custom orthotic, without the expense and
Your practitioner can explain how properly balanced
feet can dramatically improve your overall posture and strength to optimize
your bio-mechanical wellness.
To find a practitioner that can dispense QUADRASTEP® orthotics, check our Find a Practitioner page
on Nolaro24.com and get RELIEF NOW!
The condition of your feet can give you a lot of clues about multiple medical issues, like diabetes, arthritis, or sprain. Foot and ankle pain is a widespread problem among people of all ages and gender, and it refers to any kind of discomfort in your foot and ankles.
92.1% of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis suffer from foot pain, and it substantially impacts their life and work. – NCBI
Here we have made a list of causes that might be killing your foot and ankle.
Fall is here and kids everywhere are gearing up for fall sports programs including soccer and football, track and volleyball. over 30 Million kids are involved in at least one interscholastic sports program; 21.5 Million kids are playing on one or more organized sports teams! More than 2.6 million children are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreational-related injuries
According to statistics, nearly 35.8% of injuries in kids 5-17 relate to sports and recreation. Why are Kids more susceptible to sports related injuries?
Active bone growth precedes muscle and tendon lengthening creating limited flexibility and risk of overuse injuries.
Kids have an actively growing musculoskeletal system. Motor strength imbalances can lead to muscle strains.
Open physeal growth plates in kids can lead to a higher incidence of tearing injuries.
Kids have limited skill levels and level of conditioning (coordination issues).
Consider gender: Male-female ratio of injury 1.8:1, but some girls are more susceptible to particular injuries.
Kids have greater ligamentous laxity.
Kids are not just small adults! Adults whose bones have finished growing might simply pull a muscle or a tendon after a fall. But in a child, that same fall could injure the growth plate. One of the most commonly injured parts of the body in adolescents is the foot and ankle, particularly those involved in sports. Here are some of the more common injuries by age group:
Knee or Shin Pain
Osgood Schlatters disease or syndrome
Calcaneal apophysitis (Sever's disease)
Poor Posture and Postural Weakness
including Genu Valgus (Knock Knees)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)
littleSTEPS®foot orthotics for kids can help protect kids during sports activities. They can be worn in cleats or athletic shoes.littleSTEPS® products are specifically designed for kids to deliver a prescription based correction, closest you will find to matching custom UCBL devices! littleSTEPS® come in 11 sizes to fit toddlers to teens. For larger teens, aQUADRASTEP® orthotic may be more appropriate. Ask your practitioner about littleSTEPS®and QUADRASTEP® orthoticstoday! If you need to find a practitioner, visit our websitenolaro24.com. Like us on Facebook @quadrasteps