Get the most
enjoyment of the fall colors by preventing foot pain.
Tiburon, CA – September 7,
2010 – Alpha Orthotics Corp.
encourages the use of supportive foot braces and splints prior, during, or
after hiking among the autumn colors. In
the cases of bunions, fallen arches, and splayfoot wearing adjustable
supportive orthotics with metatarsal pads can help relieve pain that may occur
while hiking and walking.
Bunion pain, a common
foot disorder, can interfere with the enjoyment of outdoor hiking and walking.
However, hikers and walkers should consider treating their bunion prior to the
hike and after the hike. The flexible hinged splint, Bunion Aid®,
realigns the mal-positioning of the big toe while walking, correcting the
bunion through the range of motion. By straightening the big toe prior to the
hike and redistributing pressure away from the sensitive area of the bunion,
walking in hiking shoes is more comfortable. After a long day’s hike, wearing Bunion Aid eliminates
pressure on the bunion and helps relieve pain.
Egeberg, Manager of Customer Service, notes, “We have had several customers who
did not enjoy hiking due to their foot pain. Now that they can wear Bunion Aid
before and after hiking, they know they can go on a hike, get instant relief,
and be more active on a regular basis.”
(collapsed) arches and splayfoot caused by general foot stress and strain are other
common complaints among walkers and hikers. Wearing proper supportive insoles
is the most common treatment for addressing these issues. However, wearing the Medial Mid-foot Brace
by Alpha Orthotics in conjunction with orthotic support provides optimum
stabilization to the longitudinal arch. The adjustable brace is strapped around
the mid-foot rather than being inserted into the shoe. The brace provides an
inward and upward support to the mid-foot and is easy to adjust while on the
hike. The metatarsal pad, also easy to adjust, re-establishes the metatarsal
arch, providing lift to the transverse arch and distributing pressure to the
ball of the foot.
Aid and Medial Mid-foot Brace are available at www.alphaorthotics.com. Save 10% with
Alpha Orthotics Corp. (http://www.alphaorthotics.com) is a
wholly owned subsidiary of German Hallufix Corporation. Alpha Orthotics markets and sells patented,
German-engineered non-invasive orthotic products directly to consumers and to
the medical community.