TalarMade ProHeel is a molded rear foot orthotic made from medium density EVA. In addition, the heel has a bacteria-free top cover. It is also ideal for elevation of the heel in cases of limb length discrepancy, limitation of ankle joint movement or Achilles tendonitis. Available in different elevations and sizes. Also available with a 5° Medial Post.
Limb length discrepancy can occur as a result of structural differences in the length of the long bones of the leg or a difference in the way in which the two limbs function. Whatever the cause is, if left unaddressed this can give rise to many postural problems, such as lower back pain. Lifting the smaller limb from below the heel, your posture is altered into a relatively normal position. Medial posting of the heel will also reduce the pronation compensation often associated with LLD.
Achilles tendonitis is often caused by a tight Achilles tendon, which leads to restricted ankle joint movement. As the heel lifts during walking the pull from the calf muscles can lead to inflammation and pain. By lifting the heel the tension in the tendon can be reduced, allowing natural healing. Medial posting of the heel will also reduce the pronation compensation, often associated with restriction of the ankle and Achilles tendonitis.
ProHeel is also available in 5-degree medial post. This will help to reduce the load on the inner side of the heel, which happens with pronation of the foot.
Available in a number of elevations:
- 5° Medial Post;
- 9mm; and also
Use the size chart below to determine your correct size. For a perfect fit have a healthcare professional assess your requirements first.
|X-Small||9.5 – 2||10.5 – 3|
|Small||2.5 – 5.5||3.5 – 6.5|
|Medium||6.5 – 9.5||7.5 – 10.5|
|Large||10 – 13||11 – 14|