Shoe Lifts Dallas TX: How Shoe Lifts Can Help With Your Foot Problems

There are any number of physiological reasons that you might need shoe lifts in Dallas TX. From skeletal abnormalities to exercise-related problems, your podiatrist may recommend a variety of lifts that usually fit inside your shoe to help alleviate pain and make walking easier. At North Dallas Podiatrist, our trained staff can help you get the shoe lifts that can help with:

Leg Length Correction

If one of your legs is measurably shorter than the other, it can lead to a host of debilitating problems that result from your body trying to compensate for the length difference. You may experience problems with your hips, sacroiliac joint, knees, legs and feet. If you run or participate in any other kinds of athletic activities where balance and alignment are critical, the pain and other symptoms of your leg length difference are increased. The shoe lifts that can help are the firm type that won’t compress like softer shoe lifts, which can result in a loss of stability and control.


If you have had a stroke, hip surgery or a fracture of the leg, shoe lifts can help. For stroke patients who are experiencing weakness on one side, shoe wedges and shoe lifts placed in the shoe on the unaffected side force a weight shift toward the weak side, which equalizes the stance. Shoe lifts can help stroke patients overcome learned disuse of weakened legs. If you’ve had hip surgery, you may feel that the leg on the side that was operated on feels shorter or longer than your other leg. Though surgeons make every effort to ensure that both legs are the same length, you may feel you need shoe lifts to maintain the balance you had before surgery.

  • Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs and Achilles Tendonitis – Overuse and stress on your feet and ankles can lead to many different problems including:
  • Plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes, resulting from repetitive stretching and tearing of the tissue
  • Heel spurs, calcium deposits that cause bony protrusions on the underside of the heel bone, resulting from walking gait abnormalities, running on hard surfaces, excess weight, increasing age and more
  • Achilles tendonitis or Achilles heel, a painful swelling of the tendon that runs from the back of your heel bone to your calf, resulting from overuse, wearing high heels and flat feet among other things

Shoe lifts can help to decrease strain and stress on the overused, inflamed tissue. Shock-absorbing heel lifts or adjustable heel lifts in both shoes can help reduce the pain of walking until the inflammation resolves on its own.

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