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Blog posts of '2014' 'January'

Plantar fasciitis - do I need to buy a night splint?

What's the best way to treat plantar fasciitis? Stretches are helpful as are a heel lift. What's the place of a night splint in the treatment of plantar fasciitis? This article explores the use of a night splint in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis - why did I get it and how do I make it go away?

We meet at the store each week to go over foot conditions and how to treat them. Just a good opportunity to talk shop. This week we got into some of the subleties of plantar fasciitis and how to treat it. First though, to understand the basics of plantar fasciitis, be sure to read our knowledge base article on plantar fasciitis. I think that's really a great springboard to get you oriented to the condition.

Tips for choosing the right carbon fiber orthotic - Hallux Trainer Insoles

So far in this series of blog posts about carbon fiber inserts, we've talked about several of the carbon fiber orthotics that we use. But to date, none of these orthotics are 'tailored'. When I say tailored, I'm referring to an orthotic that is dress out as a finished product.

Tips for choosing the right carbon fiber orthotic - Carbon Graphite Shoe Plate Flat

Why would you choose a flat carbon graphite plate? When we first started to sell flat carbon graphite plates I didn't really see them as a very practical tool. They're primarily used to stiffen the shoe and my experience that was their sole use (what a pun, eh? sole use?). But it's been interesting how our customers have taken to them.

Tips for choosing the right carbon fiber orthotic - molded turf toe plates

The molded turf toe plate is a carbon fiber turf toe plate that has a moderate arch molded into the orthotic. This differs from the flat turf toe plate that has no arch. Both have a Morton's extension beneath the great toe to limit range of motion of the great toe joint. What's the pro's and con's of each? Let's take a peak.