Heel Lift

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Hi, can anyone advise me what type of lift is suitable to wear with sandals? After my hip op one leg is slightly shorter than the other (causing me to limp). I have tried making a half sole (for the heel) but when walking it comes out. I don't want to stick it in permanently as I need to use different sandals. Help please.

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Jean

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    Hi Jean, sad that they leave people with leg discrepancies in this Day and age, I have had a couple of put in take out lifts from podiatrist for shoes and trainers, sandals are a different matter, I have brought a bundle of lifts off of E b they come from China and take about 10 days but cheap as chips, if your discrepancy us permanent then I took a couple of my fav sandals to cobbler and he added permanent lifts to my three pairs of summer shoes.

    He also made me some leather lifts for shoes, how much discrepancy do you have

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      Hi Alexandria, you ask how much discrepancy I have - well how long is a piece of string??? The Consultant I saw never measured my legs - I just laid on the table and she said 1cm???? How can this be accurate without a measurement I ask myself? I did try a piece of card measuring 1cm in the heel but thi made no difference so me thinks her measurement way out.

      I will try and suss out the ebay Chinese lifts - don't suppose you know which one you purchased from?

      Regards

      Jean

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      If you have a partner as this cannot be done on your own.

      Lay flat on your mattress, you need a piece of string and a tape measure.

      Go from outer hip bone (boney part of pelvis) down to inner ankle bone, try to keep toes pointing up and legs as straight as possible.

      When you have done that either mark the point on string or measure it, then do the other leg and the difference is your discrepancy.

      Hope that helps

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      No probs, let me know how you get on, I had three different discrepancies and different insoles, then I was sent to the podiatrist who was great and showed me exactly how to gauge the difference, I walk on crutches but at least I'm level

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    Here are some suggestions:

    http://clearlyadjustable.com/sandals-and-heel-lifts.html

    http://gwheellift.com/physiolift.html

    https://www.amazon.com/Cambion-Heel-Lift-Large-Individually/product-reviews/B000JM38SK

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      Forgot to say - in case you don't read it, in the first link they suggest using double sides sellotape.

      An experienced doctor/physio can tell the difference by looking how your legs lie when you are lying on your back. It also depends on how you stand and how your pelvis sits.

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