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Customizable Heel Lift

by jpearce, published

Customizable Heel Lift by jpearce Mar 7, 2013


A heel lift is a simple foot orthosis. It is used to correct a leg length discrepancy, which can cause all kinds of physical problems like lower back pain, scoliosis, improper gait, bad running mechanics, and increase your rate of stress fractures.

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Heel lifts are not overly expensive – but tend not to be very customizable. This one is! If you already use one that works, but want more for all your shoes and don't want to spend a bunch of money – just measure it and input your values. If you don't have any now measure your heel and take a guess at your leg length difference. The beauty of these is you can print out a bunch and experiment until you 'feel like your level'.

If you try this out and it works – please let me know or add suggestions for improvement. It would be particularly cool if someone merged this design with the open-source foot orthotic here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:46922