Atlas Biomechanics Heel Wedge
5 Heel Wedges per PackProfessional Grade Heel Wedges
- *5 lifts bulk pack
- *4 degree Inversion or Eversion
- *Correct Pronation: Thicker Side Facing Inward (Heel Varus Wedge)
- *Correct Supination: Thicker Side Facing Outward (Heel Valgus Wedge)
- *Long lasting, Comfortable
- *Made in the USA by Atlas Biomechanics
Small 2" (5.1cm) width,
Medium 2 1/2" (6.4cm) width,
Large 3" (7.4cm) width
Varus/Valgus Heel Wedges can be used for pronation or supination problems of the foot and ankle. Heel Wedges are designed to help align the calcaneus (heel) during ambulation to limit excessive pronation or supination. They improve foot function by stabilizing weak, rotating ankles.
The valgus heel wedge is useful for patients with early medial compartment osteo-arthritis provided it is used with an understanding of the indications and its limitations. Research shows that patients with early medial compartment osteo-arthritis of the knee were treated with lateral heel wedges and were followed for a period of 7 years and 5 months to 12 years. Those who were treated with valgus heel wedges and analgesics showed a significantly greater improvement in pain score than those treated with analgesics only.