ORTHOPEDIC Shoe LIFTS
Over 30 Years of Experience in Custom Shoe Modifications
Shoe Lifts from 1/8" up to 3"
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Our goal at Shoe Lift Express is to provide structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing results to our customers shoe lifts.
Shoe lifts are designed to treat leg length discrepancies in both adults and children. Lifts are able to change a patient’s life by helping to reduce pain in the hip, knees, and/or back. It can also improve one’s gait, allowing the individual to maintain better posture.
As a company we made the decision that we wanted to be a part of your journey to optimal health and wellness. We focus on customer service, continuing education and the artistry involved in customizing your shoe lifts. Our passion for this industry has been the main ingredient driving our success for the last 30 years. Staff members are required to meet specific qualifications before being able to become a team member. These standards ensure the results our customers expect and deserve.
When our customers are happy, we are happy.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey!
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“I have needed a shoe lift my entire life. For that reason, I am very particular about who I use, as I place a lot of trust in that person and hope to stay with them for a long time. Shoe Lift Express is only the third company I have used, and I cannot be more pleased with the quality of work and professionalism. The staff are personable and attentive to my needs. If you are in need of a shoe lift, I cannot give them a higher recommendation.”
WHy Pick US?
The short answer is experience. Our company has been in this industry for over 30 years and counting. Staff members are required to meet specific qualifications before being able to become a team members. When it comes to shoe lifts, aesthetics is key. We want our customers to feel confident while wearing their shoe lift.
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What are the types of leg length discrepancies?
- Structural discrepancy: This type occurs when either the thigh (femur) or shin (tibia) bone in one leg is physically shorter than the same bone in the other leg.
- Functional discrepancy: This type occurs when the bone lengths are equal, but symmetry between the legs is thrown off by a problem in the foot, ankle, knee, hip or pelvis.
What is Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency (PFFD)?
PFFD is a complex birth defect in which the upper part of the femur bone (in the thigh) is either malformed or missing, causing one leg to be shorter than the other
Which facilities perform limb lengthening surgery?
There are many different facilities that perform limb lengthening surgery. Two of the most well know locations are at the Paley Institute in West Palm, FL. and at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
I have one leg shorter that the other, can I put something in my shoe to help?
An internal shoe lift can be added to help with one leg shorter than the other. It is advised that the amount should not exceed 3/8" inside the shoe. Any amount over 3/8" should be added as an external lift to the bottom of the shoe.
What causes leg length discrepancies?
Some leg length discrepancies occur when a child is born with legs of unequal length. A limb length discepancy can also be caused by an injury, osteomyelitis (bone disease affecting the growth plates) bone tumors or cerebral palsy/neuromuscular problems.
One leg is shorter than the other, where can I have my shoe modified?
At Shoe Lift Express, we offer custom orthopedic shoe lift modifications for individuals with leg length discrepancies (one leg shorter that the other). Our staff can accommodate from 1/8" shoe lift up to 3".
What is a shoe lift?
Shoe lifts are used to help equalize leg lengths, and they are the most common nonsurgical treatment for a leg length discrepancy. Shoe lifts can be used to help alleviate back pain and a person's gait.