Q & A with Robert Nole, M.A., P.T., C.Ped


Roberta, Do you recommend any products to help post up the orthotic for a true leg length discrepancy of about an inch?


The most lift I would attach to a heel of an orthotic is 1/4″.

You can get extended 1/2″ lifts that are not attached to the orthotic. They require a very very deep shoe like a deep sneaker or boot. 

I have rarely been able to make a lift any larger than 1/2″ that will fit it inside a shoe. We can make whatever you want, but I couldn’t guarantee shoe fit. And I have never found prefab lifts of this size.

Most of my patients using lifts larger than 1/2″ usually have them put onto the external shoe. That’s the ideal solution.

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