What is the Evenup Shoe Balancer?
The Evenup Shoe Balancer is an innovative over shoe designed orthotic shoe lift. It was originally developed by two Podiatrists in Ft Myers, Florida. This device can effectively compensate for short and longer term leg length changes. Such short term leg length changes exist while wearing an ankle walker, plaster cast, or post-op shoe.
Why would I use an shoe balancer?
Ankle walker, moon boot sole height is typically greater than the sole height of any of your regular shoes. When prescribed the use of a Post-Op Shoe, Post_Surgical Shoe, Moon boot… for an extended period then this sole height discrepancy will give you a temporary leg length discrepancy. The use of an Evenup Shoe Balancer worn on the other leg and easily fitted over your existing shoe. This can go a long way to helping solve the leg length problem. Subsequently this will undoubtedly assist in helping avoid the complication of back, hip, or knee stress. Pains that often come about when walking around unbalanced due to acquired leg length issues caused via the moon boot, or post-op shoe. By leveling the opposite shoe with the Evenup Shoe Balancer you now walk on an even platform, reducing body strain.
Why would I use an Evenup Shoe Balancer?
The use of an Evenup is ideal in situations where you’re likely to be spending weeks in a moon boot, or post op shoe. This often occurs following injury, or surgery. We recommend anyone using a boot for greater than 10 days, to consider purchasing the Evenup Shoe Balancer. Even more so, if that individual has any pre-existing issues with their back, hip or knees… Issues they feel limping around for days, to weeks may aggravate.
Is an Evenup adjustable?
While wearing a moon boot, you may notice a difference in height when comparing the healthy leg in a shoe, to that of the injured leg. This means your pelvis is in a tilted position. When tilted like this is sustained for an extended period of time, it can lead to the onset of new pains. Including pains in the back, hips and the knees. The Evenup Shoe Balancer has a removable lining to provide either 1.3cm or a 2.6cm shoe raise. An amount specifically designed to make it equal to that of a walking boot. As well as being adjustable relative to the sole height of the shoe being worn on the non affected side.
What are the benefits?
- Helps reduce hip, back and knee pain.
- Can reduce the need for treatment to help manage pain in shoulders, back, neck or hips whilst wearing a moon boot.
- Assists in improving gait whilst immobilized in a boot, allowing a more natural looking and feeling walk.
- Offers two height adjustments, 1.3cm or a 2.6cm
- Designed to fit to either the right or left foot. And can be worn over the outside of most sensible footwear.
Clinical Indications for the use of the Evenup Shoe Balancer
The Evenup Shoe Balancer is specifically designed to compensate for temporary leg length discrepancy associated when wearing a CAM Walker, Moon Boot or Post-Op Shoe. And Works to reduce body strain while spending extended periods in a Post-Surgical shoe or walker.
Evenup can also be used to compensate leg length discrepancy resulting from substantial difference in actual leg length. However, we would recommend you are specifically prescribed this approach by your treating medical practitioner. And not to purchase an Evenup Shoe Balancer to correct any anatomical leg length issues unless specifically advised by your treating doctor.
Shoe Size Information
|US Shoe Size
|Euro Shoe Size
|216 – 260 mm
|4 – 7
|36 – 40
|265 – 278 mm
|7.5 – 11
|41 – 44
|283 – 298 mm
|11.5 – 16.5
|45 – 50
Note: It is generally best to choose an Evenup that is a little too small rather than a little too big.