HOW YOUR FOOT TYPE IMPACTS YOUR PAIN
- Knee Arthritis
- Back Pain
- Heel Pain
- Chronic Foot & Leg Tendonitis
- Bottom of Foot Callus
- Hammer Toes & Bunions
One of the most common foot types, this means the arch collapses too much and unevenly distributes weight.
- Shin Splints
- Kneecap Pain
- Arch Pain
- Back Pain
- Leg Fatigue
- Plantar Fasciitis
A flat foot will have a slightly collapsed arch due to inward rolling of the ankle.
A neutral foot will experience small variations of the other foot type ailments.
No foot can ever be perfectly neutral, but there are a few people who might be close. These feet pronate and supinate the right amount while performing tasks, which reduces the risk of experiencing a mechanically induced problem to the foot, ankle, knee, hip or lower back.
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Peroneal Tendinitis
- Outside Knee Pain
- Ankle Sprain
- Back Pain
A natural aspect of walking, supination occurs when the foot rolls outward and has a higher arch.
- Chronic Ankle Sprains
- Heel Pain
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Heel Pain
Those with a supinated plus foot type are at higher risk of injury due to decreased shock absorption capabilities.
THERE’S MORE TO OUR ORTHOTICS THAN ARCH SUPPORTTechnological advancements have led to drastic improvements in nearly every field of medicine, helping people live longer, healthier, and more comfortable lives. However, people just like you are still using the same conventional shoe inserts that are based on a philosophy and design from more than 100 years ago. Now, in an age where technology has enhanced nearly every other form of medical treatment, Mechanical Medicine has developed a new breed of orthotics that tear down the outdated concept of “arch support” while revolutionizing your movement, pain relief, and athletic performance.
WHY YOUR FEET MATTERYou feet are the liteal foundation of your entire body. They bear your weight and are core components in the body’s movment. The gait cycle (also know as the beginning of the stride) starts when the heel of one foot contacts the ground and ends when that same foot hits the ground agin. This is often the satarting point of the kinetic chain, which, in biomechanics, represnts how ground reaction forces travel from the foot through connected muscle, joint, and bone. Without true mechanical alignments, these forces can impact the body in damaging ways, Since the foot is the starting point, you need to know about its key structural elements and how they influence movement before forces transfer up the kinetic chain to the knees, hips, nad back. This will help you understand just how important proper alignment is to the human body. Let’s take you through it one step at a time.
THE ANKLE JOINTKnown as the “true ankle joint,” it is made up of three bones: the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. Part of its internal cushion is made up of a thin membrane known as “the synovium,” providing the ankle with a natural lubricant for movement. The ankle joint is a key component in the body that allows for dorsiflexion (upward movement) and plantarflexion (downward movement) of the foot.
THE SUBTALAR JOINTIt’s that joint you’ve never heard of, which is a shame because it’s really crucial to alignment. It’s made up of two bones: the talus and the calcaneus. There are several ligaments (known as connective tissue) that hold these bones together and tendons that attach muscles from the leg to the ankle. Much like the ankle joint dictates upward and downward movement of the foot, the subtalar joint allows for inversion (inward roll) and eversion (outward roll) of the foot.
THE ARCHSometimes known as the midtarsal joint, the arch is a shock absorber, the locking mechanism of your foot, and provides weight-bearing capabilities. No two arches are the same since they’re determined by the shape of local bones, the pedal ligaments, and the strength of various muscles. The structure will change whenever you move, directly impacting your foot alignment. This is one of the main reasons why conventional running insoles lose their effectiveness.
NO TWO FEET ARE THE SAMEAlthough virtually everyone has those joints, symptoms and pain can occur at any point of the gait cycle and will vary from person to person as forces move up the kinetic chain to the knees, hips, and back. This variation has shown a need for an adjustable device beyond insoles that can effectively control the ground reaction forces impacting the body.
IT’S NOT JUST ANY ORTHOTIC, IT’S YOUR ORTHOTIC.We recognized that the transfer of energy throughout the body should be fluid, and this became a key aspect of our philosophy. It’s also one of the main reasons why we developed the SelnerTX™ for consumers. The biggest problem with most of today’s custom insoles is that they are based on the outdated concept of arch support, and they’re made from inferior materials that don’t stand up to constant use or pounding. Arches, by nature, are designed to support static, non-moving objects like doorways. When you move, the arches of your feet shift, rendering that type of insole ineffective and often painful. In order to maintain the most efficient kinetic chain and enhance your movement, you need a highly durable, adjustable device that can adapt to dynamic conditions and keep you mechanically aligned no matter how you’re moving.
BALANCE IS ESSENTIAL FOR ALIGNMENTRunning. Climbing. Standing. Without balance, an act as seemingly simple as walking can lead to unwanted aches and pains. This is the body’s way of telling us that something can be better.
PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
My foot has a slightly high arch. After using the SelnerTx™ in my work shoes, the overall pressure points have been alleviated. The weight distribution in my shoe is much more even, and I am much less sore at the end of the day than ever before. I loved that the inserts were adjustable so that I could find the right fit, unlike other inserts I've used in the past.
Hi. Love, love, love your inserts!!! Miracle! Thx
After using the SelnerTx orthotics, I began to notice relief almost immediately! Over the course of subsequent weeks the improvement continued. That was over 2 years ago and You’ll have to fight me to take them away!
Once I started using the SelnerTx™, my energy increased which lead to being able to maintain a healthier lifestyle. I saw improvement in my posture and overall health as well. Now, I DJ and manage an entertainment business full time. Being on my feet all night for 8+ hours at events like weddings, corporate parties, etc, I need to maintain high energy and focus, the SelnerTx™ helps me with all of that.
When I wouldn't wear them for a while I could tell the difference. I have worn them for a few years now and they still support my feet and back as good as the day I started wearing them. If you have a job that requires you to be on you feet for long periods of time I would highly recommend them.
The pain in my knees contributed to the atrophy in my legs and it was a downward spiral. Much to my surprise and excitement, when I started using the inserts, my strength and athleticism GREATLY improved. By using the inserts, the pain in my knees diminished, the strength in my knees returned, and my vitality returned! I am walking several miles a day and I am thrilled. Thank you for giving me back my athleticism.
I have a "normal" foot while walking, but for cycling, I was pronating which was tracking my knees in. To correct this, I used the SelnerTX™ inside of my cycling shoe to fix this imbalance...Now my knee pain is gone. I am now generating more power and can sustain longer efforts pain free. This has also enabled me to do more cross training off of the bike.
I'm a career bartender and have been in the restaurant business for over 25 years. After visiting Dr. Allen Selner DPM and using his new adjustable orthotic support system, the pain has virtually disappeared. I would recommend this product to anyone that is on their feet for 60 plus hours a week.
Working as a bartender and musician has me on my feet all day and the stress on my knees and insteps could be felt after long days work culminating in throbbing joint pains after shifts. However since the introduction of the orthotic I have noticed a considerable decrease in these effects on my body. I find myself with more energy for longer shifts and I am happy to say I no longer suffer from pain of joints after long days.
Just wanted to let you know that I have used the inserts every day since you gave them to me. They are great! I will probably buy another pair so I don't have to keep moving them between shoes. Let me know if they are available online!