Hallux Rigidus and Hallux Limitus are the same foot disorder but at different stages of development. The condition brings on limited motion to the big toe or a stiff toe. When movement is restricted by a bone spur, upper movement of the toe is restricted. When the joint is capable of motion, the condition is Hallux Limitus. However, if left untreated, the condition advances to Hallux Rigidus or what's known as "Rigid Toe". This condition exists when the big toe is rigid. That is, little to no motion is available. These conditions most commonly afflict people after the age of 30. Full Story
If you were told that you need supination insoles, it’s because your feet tend to over-supinate. What does this mean? Simply speaking, your foot rolls outward as you walk. Supination insoles tend to be high arch support that will help your feet maintain proper motion, stability, and promote a healthy pronation with each step.
You don’t consciously supinate. It’s something that happens naturally when you walk. What it means is that all of your weight and the stress of your gait is put on the heel, ball of foot, and outside edge of your foot as you walk. In normal walking, the weight is distributed evenly throughout the width of the foot. However, if you put your weight on the inside or on the outside of your foot during walking, it creates stress points that can affect your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and even lower-back.
When seeking out wool insoles, our customers often ask for advice on choosing the best option for themselves. There are primarily two types of wool insoles - flat cushioned and orthotics. With new advances in orthotics, your feet can now experience the ultimate in foot comfort with wool. Keeping your feet warm is very important; they get cold fast, and frostbite can occur if they're exposed to frigid temperatures for too long. Besides being dangerous, the fact is, no one enjoys having cold feet! Hikers, campers, folks who live in colder climates, etc. have been turning to wool socks for years and with good reason, wool is a natural material that has moisture-wicking properties, is soft to the touch and insulates the feet keeping them warm and dry. But what if you choose to build insulation right into your shoes with wool insoles? Let's take a closer look at some of our products and their properties.
Morton's Toe is defined as second toe is longer than your big toe. This condition may seem inconsequential but it can put extreme pressure at the back of the second toe on the the ball of the foot area. Metatarsalgia can develop from Morton's Toe as undue pressure can result in extreme pain. Additionally, foot calluses can form under the second metatarsal. Full Story
A metatarsal pad were created to make your feet feel better. Specifically, a metatarsal pad, or met pad for short, is used and recommended by podiatrists for those suffering from Morton's neuroma, sesamoiditis, and arthritis of the foot. It's also a great product for those who are wearing high heels a lot more than they should and feel pain and burning in the ball of their foot. Metatarsal pads are typically made using rubber, felt, or foam.