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Blog posts tagged with 'heel wedges'

Relative Hardness of Heel Lifts and Heel Cushions

Which heel lift or heel cushion is right for you? This post discussed the relative hardness of heel lifts and heel cushions.

The biomechanics of cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing requires form that is centered over the ski with virtually no reliance on your bindings. Alpine and Rondonee bindings differ in that they are rigidly fixed to the ski (Alpine) or semi-rigidly/rigidly tethered as found in Rondonee bindings. The beauty of a cross country set-up is the simplicity of a toe clip. But that simplicity also means that the act of cross-country skiing requires a very calculated, centered load bearing and swing phase to keep the skis in alignment.

The frontal plane - treating supination

A high arch foot is usually a rigid foot and referred to as a supinated foot. Supination is often a bit harder to treat than is pronation. Because the supinated foot is rigid, it is less 'cooperative' when it comes to the use of pads or supports. Supinated feet are often associated with peroneal tendon problems and sprained ankles.

The frontal plane - treating pronation

So is pronation just a flattening of the arch? In many respects, yes. You can say that a pronated foot is a flat foot. But you have to remember that there's a number of different medical conditions that result in pronation. What we'll be focusing on treating in this blog post are the cases of simple flat feet that result in foot fatigue.