Carbon graphite is an extremely light weight, yet rigid material used in the foot care industry to provide the benefits of strength without the weight of other heavier material like plastic (polyethylene) or metal. Although there's a number of carbon graphite products on the market, how do these products compare? Let's take a closer look to see how the Superfeet® Carbon Lightweight Support Insoles compare to the Myfootshop.com Carbon Graphite Spring Plates. What are the similarities, differences and indications for these two products?
|Myfootshop.com Carbon Fiber Spring Plate||Superfeet® Carbon Insoles|
|Length||Full length||Half length|
|Molded arch support||Yes||Yes|
|Medical grade product||Yes||No|
|Finished top cover||Ready for modification||Yes|
|Indications for use||Forefoot pain, midfoot pain and specialty indications||Arch support|
|See complete list of indications below|
As an OTC product used for arch support, Superfeet® really does have a great product in their Superfeet® Carbon Insole. Lightweight with semi-rigid support, the Superfeet® Carbon Insole has proven to be a great addition to the OTC carbon fiber insole market.
The difference between medical grade and OTC carbon fiber insole products
The difference between these two products lies in their application for use. Myfootshop.com Carbon Graphite Spring Plates are not an OTC product intended for the general public, but rather an orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) product used by podiatrists, pedorthists and orthopedist to treat specific foot and ankle conditions.
The 3 attributes of Spring Plates vs. arch supports
When compared to an OTC arch support, there are three attributes that make the Carbon Fiber Spring Plate unique. The three attributes of the Carbon Graphite Spring Plate are -
- forefoot rocker
Although the Superfeet® Carbon Insoles may be used for comfort and arch support, the medical indications for use of the Myfootshop.com Carbon Graphite Spring Plate includes all of the following -
- Arch pain
- Arthritis of the foot and ankle
- Cuboid syndrome
- Diabetic foot care
- Forefoot bursitis
- Forefoot callus
- Forefoot capsulitis
- Forefoot pain
- Freiberg's infraction
- Hallux limitus
- Hallux rigidus
- Metatarsal fractures
- Morton's neuroma
- Sesamoid fractures
When you compare the Myfootshop.com Carbon Graphite Spring Plate to the Superfeet® Carbon Lightweight Support Insoles, you can see that there's really no comparison. Myfootshop.com is the trusted source of carbon fiber and glass fiber insoles for thousands of health professionals, professional sports teams and consumers.
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