Evenup Shoe Lifts & Leveler
Helps to equalize a patient’s limb length. Simple, fast, easy to apply, the Evenup uses an innovative design which helps to equalize a patient’s limb length and reduce body strain while walking in a cast or walker. Easily removable, the Evenup comes in three different sizes and is adjustable to two thicknesses. (Sneaker shown for demonstration purposes only and not included).
Size: (Shoe Length)
X-Large 13.5″ and greater
- Large 11.75″-13.5″
- Medium 10.75″-11.5″
- Small 9.5″ -10.5″
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Frequently Asked Questions
How to walk more comfortably with a walking boot?
The purpose of the boot is to be able to walk; to really walk, not just limp around. To keep that from happening you must even out the length of your other leg. A running shoe or shoe lifts could give your healthy foot the right amount of height and support.
Slipping in an adjustable heel lift can help. If you have a history of knee or hip pain, you will want your gait to be more symmetric. This can be done by putting an Even-Up shoe lifts device on the shoe on your good foot. You strap it to the bottom of the shoe and your gait is evened out by the shoe lifts.
You will also need to put an arch support in the boot to give yourself stability. You need one that fits the full length and is rather rigid. A sock liner will protect your skin from being irritated. A weather cover will not only keep your boot dry and clean, but you can just take it off when you get home if wiping that foot would be too much pressure on them.
If you use a cane or crutch be sure to do it right. The cane should be in the opposite hand of your injured foot. Get into the habit of moving the cane forward at the same time as the injured foot. This can reduce the pressure on your injured foot from thirty to forty percent. Whether you start with the heel or toe depends on which is less painful. Use the crutch or cane if your doctor says to.
Do you wear a shoe lifts with a walking boot?
You should always wear supportive shoes with your walking boot. An athletic shoe with shoe lifts is advised. Athletic shoes with shoe lifts are recommended because they are not only comfortable and supportive but have a thick sole so that the feet will be evened out.
You want to be balanced out so that you do not limp. You want to wear a shoe lift to make your good foot on the same level as your injured foot so that your gait will even out.
What are the effects of a limb length discrepancy?
A clear analogy is the front end of a car. If it is not aligned properly, the car will constantly pull to one side. When this occurs, repair is needed. Unfortunately, our patients do not always realize they need repair and continue to function and cause further damage. In less severe cases, maybe only the front tires will wear unevenly. However, if one just replaces the tires, this is analogous to treating only the symptoms. After several hundred miles, the same exact thing can happen again.
Another analogy is the foundation of a building where symmetry is critical. You would never want to build upward on a crooked foundation. That would be a cause for instability, breakdown, and disaster. The bottom line is that mechanical symmetry is critical for a machine to run smoothly and efficiently, or for a building to be stable. This is no less important for the human body.
Can Shoe Lifts Have An Impact Limb Length Discrepancy?
While most of the published research on leg length discrepancy (LLD) focuses on surgical intervention, conservative care may be helpful in this regard. Accordingly, this author discusses the assessment of LLD and how shoe lifts can be beneficial.
When it comes to leg length discrepancies (LLDs), the literature has infrequently described a practical approach — namely conservative use of footwear as part of the solution — although etiologies and surgical treatments have been well documented. The majority of the LLD literature is geared toward surgical intervention, perhaps because quantifying the efficacy of conservative treatment is subjective. There are so many variables to consider, including the activity level of the person, the body type and the way to truly assess the amount of difference present.
While the causes of LLDs are divided into functional and structural etiologies, the simple fact remains that the person who has a LLD is functioning every day and every step with one leg longer than the other. Add scoliosis into the equation or a pelvic tilt, and significant asymmetry results. Regardless of the cause, treatment should start conservatively.