"Primary care providers see a ton of people suffering from foot pain, and they need to be able to do something just to help them get more comfortable," said Anna Ruelle, DPM, a podiatry specialist with the Keene Weeks Medical Centre.
Before moving to northern New Hampshire, she practiced in Keene for many years and during that time, she and Ted McGreer, owner of Ted's Shoe and Sport on Main Street, discussed the widespread need for innovative insole design.
She and McGreer both imagined a more reasonable option that could solve problems of foot and alignment for a significant number of the people they encountered.
McGreer took this concept and decided to run with it, working with Kneed Footwear's Jonathan Koops, a maker who is partnering with brick-and-mortar retailers to provide insoles that help relieve foot pain.
"We finally developed a shape that would work for about 85 to 90 percent of foot shapes," said McGreer.
The resulting orthotic, called TEDS2Run Footbeds, has helped address many painful foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, subsequent tibial tendonitis, metatarsalgia, and neuroma of Morton.
Koops credits the effective design of the product to his exceptional communication with McGreer.
"We realized that there are a lot of people under their arch who perhaps need a little more support," McGreer said.
"We wanted to make it a little more supportive but also a prescription-strength insole to be prescribed by medical professionals," McGreer said.
The newly released TEDSRX Footbeds serve just that purpose after thousands of insole fittings and extensive consultations with experts in the medical community: combining the original adaptive arch support, optimal heel cradle, flexible structure and high performance Poron® Cushioning, with an all-new Fibro Firm arch support band.
"It's a plate, a nonwoven fiber, which adds 30 percent more rigidity to the foot," McGreer said.
"While in some situations they are pretty comfortable, it really replicates walking on the soft sand," McGreer said, noting that a person's alignment does not benefit from this.
"Bringing the ground up to your foot is the key, and that's what this device does." "I've been sending my patients in, and the initial reports are good." The new footbeds have increased arch support and are specifically designed to "Hug the heel." "This would be something that someone in good health, without any significant underlying conditions, could try as a reasonable self-care method of r.
"I have always focused on trying to establish a long-term relationship with our clients and our community," McGreer said.
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