Todd Keane from Wilmington sent us this remarkable e-mail:
I am writing this testimonial to the benefits of Posture Control Inserts. I was someone who suffered from a variety of musculoskeletal maladies: back pain, knee pain, and then debilitating foot pain. I had lateral meniscus surgery done on my right knee, which was the result of over-supinating, which I figured out later was because I was compensating for over-pronating. When I walked, my feet were shoulder width wide and my gait was labored. I would always tell my wife I didn't like to walk because of the discomfort. I was able to live this way for years, even though I own and operate a full-time Karate Academy and was on my feet a lot. As the years went by my feet hurt more and more, particularly my 2nd toe of my right foot.
I went to my PCP who referred me to a podiatrist. He prescribed orthotics, which didn't help. I also saw the following professionals - two chiropractors, 3 Orthopedic foot surgeons, a general Orthopedic Surgeon, 2 Acupuncturists, a Message therapist, multiple Physical Therapists, a Physiatrist, a Mind/Body Pain MD, a Pain clinician, 3 Orthotists etc. After thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours of appointments, and a lot of pain and frustration, my feet got to the point that I actually needed surgery. I had three surgeries, one to cut a ligament in between my 3rd and 4th toe due to excessive forefoot pressure, one to excise a painful nerve that was caused by my improper bio-mechanics, and one to shorten the abused 2nd metatarsal on my right foot.
I wish I had found out about Posture Control Inserts years ago. I could have avoided all the pain and misery, never mind the expense. After having surgery on my feet, I was still in pain and I found the Mortonsfoot.com web site and started to read the information and for the first time all the pieces to the puzzle came together. It finally became clear to me that I was walking on a Bi-pod instead of a Tri-pod for all those years. When I wear the Posture Control Inserts, my gait is more natural, and I don't waddle anymore.
It amazes me that so many healthcare professionals are not aware of this great product. I highly recommend it and encourage anyone with Back, Neck, Knee, or Foot pain to give them a try.
Todd J Keane, MBA
Mark Peterson from Hawley writes in an e-mail:
Despite having worn
orthotics for years, I developed continued worsening of my symptoms of lower
back/hip, shoulder and neck pain. My neck and shoulder pain had gotten to the
point that it was often difficult to get a good night's rest. Even when I
finally fell asleep, I would wake up because of the aching in my neck and
Recently, my massage therapist mentioned that I might benefit from the Posture Control Insoles (PCIs), inasmuch as the orthotics were obviously not correcting my postural alignment or Morton's foot problems. Now, after wearing the PCIs for only two weeks, my lower back pain is almost completely gone and my shoulder pain has dissipated considerably!
Thank you for making this wonderful product. It has truly changed my life.
Len LeSuer from Lockport sent us this note:
I've only had my PCIs for a short time, but I feel my body is aligned better. My feet feel better, my posture is straighter and I'm able to stay on my feet longer. Don't waste your money on expensive orthotics which don't work. Let the professional and caring people at Posture Dynamics help you on your road to recovery. You'll feel immediate results.
Thanks so much,
Karen Saldana from Seattle writes:
I am a forty year old female. I have been a physically active as long as I can remember. I run 10-17 miles four times a week, walk 6-8 miles, love to hike. Over the years my arches fell, my back began hurting. I was fitted for orthotics, which cost me over 500 (2x). I had to change my shoes so I could fit the orthotics. I continued on hoping this would solve my pain, unfortunately the pain continued and became far worse. One day I was basically unable to barely walk. I made an appointment with Carl Jelstrup and he discovered my orthotics were throwing me off. Carl recommended "Posture Control Insoles". At first I questioned the insoles being so thin but since they are so affordable and not thick I decided to give them a try. Well, it's been 2 years and I have been "pain" free, I am able to run, walk long miles without any pain or discomfort, I am able to slip my insoles into a dress shoe without any major adjustments. Posture Control Insoles give me peace of mind and a pain free body!! Thanks so much!
Gratefully Karen Saldana
Quynh Nguyen from Canada sent us this e-mail:
I want to thank you for your prompt responses whenever I had questions about the PCIs and what benefits they would bring me. I first learned about PCIs from doing some research on the internet on bunions and Morton's neuroma, which my doctor had diagnosed about 2 months ago. I've gone through several treatments and did not feel any difference, only that the pain under the ball of my foot, caused by the neuroma and the start of a bunion, was worse. So I decided to try the PCIs, since I had nothing to lose and did not want to spend $500 on orthotics that would probably not help my forefoot. After two weeks of wearing 3.5mm PCIs, the pain has drastically diminished, especially when I walk with the PCIs. I still feel a little pain in the morning when I put my bare feet on the floor, due to my bunion, but it eventually goes away. So it is healing in progress, and I am very happy with my decision to try a product from the internet, which I had never done before...EVER. I have talked about the great benefits the PCIs have brought me to my colleagues and friends, and they now want to try them. Some of them have been wearing orthotics for years and find them painful most of the time. The PCIs are very comfortable. I do not limp anymore. I can even wear them in high heel shoes (not more than 1.5" high), and very comfortably. But I believe that these PCIs cannot be worn in any types of shoes (like 4 " high pointy heels), but rather nice fashionable comfortable shoes. Thank you so much for creating this great product! Just a last anecdote; a friend of mine asked me several months ago "There's gotta be some type of insole out there that helps the foot and posture, instead of those rigid and restraining orthotics!". She has her answer!
Thank you again.
Rick Harbison from Snohomish writes in an e-mail:
I started using the Posture Control Insoles when they were introduced to me by Andrew
Slater (my former chiropractor) before he moved. We started out with the 6.0mm,
but that was too much so we switched to the 3.5mm. Once I began wearing them my
shin splints settled down, I felt better jogging and now I have them in all of
my shoes. I have bought six pair of them to date. I have a pair in my workout
shoes, work shoes, yard work boots, cowboy boots, etc. That was over a year ago
and I swear by them and recommend them to my friends.
Before using these I have the custom built orthotics fabricated by my foot doctor. They never were very comfortable and they didn’t help my shin splits. The Posture Control Insoles have been great and keep my feet, back and legs from getting tired as quick during physical activity and have greatly decreased my overall soreness after workouts.
Thanks for creating this great product.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Constance Shields from
Rafael Dominguez writes in an e-mail:
Bjorn: Thanks for the information. I
spoke with you (for almost an hour) over 2 weeks ago and did order the 3.5mm
insoles. When I first got the insoles they looked very plain and ordinary, in
fact, I thought I had gotten ripped off. However, as soon as I tried them on –
what a difference in my posture and ability to stand comfortably!! I have worn
them for about 2 weeks now and just placed an order for the 6mm insoles. I’ll
be using the 3.5mm for my soccer cleats and the 6mm for everyday use – I’ll let
you know how it goes.
Kathleen Shea-Starks from Ann Arbor writes in an e-mail:
I am writing in response to a letter I received about giving you a
testimonial and perhaps getting a free pair of insoles. So here goes.
In the past year I switched from using orthotics to using Posture Control
Insoles. I especially like them because they are so light and easy to
change from shoe to shoe if I need to. And they are much less expensive
so I can get them for more than one pair of shoe. At first I didn't think
they would do the "job" as they were so light weight and not contoured to
my foot as orthotics were. But they work so much better. I have more
confidence to exercise and just do the normal every day living things I
do. Walking doesn't bother my hips or legs as it used to. Thanks for
bringing a more effective product to the market!
We love Kathleen's humor and "Proof that Posture Control Insoles fit all kinds
Phillip Buller from Sebastopol writes in an e-mail:
It is a pleasure to give a testimonial about the PCI's. I wear a 9mm PCI.
Posture Control Insoles have made a difference for me. For years I have
suffered from pain due to osteo-arthritis in both great toe joints. After
wearing PCI's my pain has been significantly reduced, and my posture has
improved as well. I can really tell the difference if I wear shoes without
the PCI's. Thanks for making a good product that works.
Pat Williams writes in an
e-mail after receiving her rebate check:
Hi, thanks for your letter and the enclosed check. Yes, I have actually purchased 3 pair of PCI - size 6.0 mm. I wear them as is in my work tennies, in my "better" tennis shoes, and also have a pair which I have cut down to fit smaller flat shoes. If I had another pair, I would adjust them to fit my heels.
My original reason for the purchase was that I was developing a hammer toe. After wearing the PCI for several months straight, I've noticed that this is not a concern anymore. Also, when I don't wear them for a day or two now, I notice my feet are very tired and uncomfortable feeling. So --- I am a believer.>Thanks for your innovative creation. Keep up the good work.
Steve Benson from Thousand Oaks writes:
Barbara Brownlie from Wolverine Lake writes:
Thank God for Posture
Control insoles. I ordered mine about six weeks ago and have, for the first
time in 13 years, a pain free walk. My right foot could be a model for the foot
you show on the website. I discovered your site when I read about Morton's Foot
in the book, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofacial Pain Syndrome, and decided to
check it out on the net. "Too many to count" doctors have never been able to
explain why I had such pain and inflammation on the inside of my right knee and
the outside of my right hip, along with muscles aches and pains and TMJ. Even
though I told them I thought the problem was with my foot, no doctor,
podiatrists included, recognized Morton's Foot or acknowledged that my problems
began with the foot. Boggles my mind!!! I have even been in physical therapy
nine times in the last 10 years.
So.........Thank God for my new insoles but.....I continue to have a problem with the right foot even though my pain is lessened considerably and, most miraculous of all, my extensively treated TMJ is gone. (I can't wait to go to my dentist next week to tell him I no longer have TMJ. My question: Do you know of a Doctor in the Metro Detroit area who is knowledgeable on the subject of Morton's Foot? It would be much appreciated if you could refer me to someone to help me figure out what more can be done to correct this long standing problem.
Thank you for your website!!!!!!!!!!!! It has given me more information than any of the Doctors I have seen.
After responding to Barbara's request, she writes:
Thank you and Tom for responding so quickly to my question concerning my continuing problem. Even though I still have some residual discomfort, I must say that my overall improvement has been quite miraculous. My greatest pain was from my hip not staying in alignment and no matter how many times a Dr or physical therapist would put it back in place, it would quickly go out again. That problem has been solved by wearing the Posture control Insoles. I cannot thank you enough. To walk without pain is so wonderful. I don't know if this is a result of being more pain free, but my overall feeling of well being has also greatly improved. It is as though my whole body feels the difference.
Yes, you may use whatever you feel would convince others to purchase the Posture control Insoles. I am going to work here in Michigan to convince as many professionals as possible to research Morton's Foot and Posture control Insoles so their patients can benefit as I have. (I do think many members of my family will be purchasing them also.)
I have wondered since the first day I received the insoles if maybe I didn't need the 9mm in my right shoe. I still have some pronation in that foot. Dr. Lori felt that I needed to give my body time to heal and that the myofacia was probably quite messed up.
But once again........thank you so much for your help and quick response. I am forever grateful for having discovered your web site......it has changed my life.
In an e-mail, Chris writes:
I’m writing to thank you for your great product, the Posture Control Insole™ .
I have found that it controls my hyperpronation and enables a good posture by supporting my big toe.
The insole allows for a proper foot strike, and I don't need an arch support.
What a wonderful feeling it is to have my feet support themselves without being needlessly confined in an orthotic. An orthotic separates me from the ground. My leg muscles are allowed to stretch out and my gait is correct, as my feet are aligned properly. I can now read the surface that I am walking on.
I have spent a lot of money over the years on orthotics to control hyperpronation.
Orthotics are expensive, and they simply don’t work nearly as well as The Posture Control Insole. I would recommend the Posture Control Insole to anyone who hyperpronates.
Chris C, Brighton, MA
Barbara Mahoney from Yakima writes:
Thank you for the Posture Control Insoles. Such a simple design solution for chronic problems. We'd changed beds several times to correct my husbands pain in the upper buttock area - no change. Several appointments with a physical therapist and exercise well done and no change. After a week or so in your insoles the pain was gone and if he wears them stays away. He did have a low back attack and was afraid he'd exchanged one problem for another but it seems to be better. I find while wearing the insoles I can stand for a much longer time without pain. Thank you for the help.
Sincerely, Barbara Mahoney
Dr. Renee Dickinson DPM Cherry Hill writes in an e-mail:
Thanks for your help. By the way my posturedyne insoles have helped my feet more than the traditional orthotics that I had made. My chiropractor, Dr. David Cheetham from Haddon Heights New Jersey, instructed me to wear them and it's been amazing the difference in my feet. Thanks!
Renee Dickinson, D.P.M.
Rebecca Juarez from Vancouver writes:
Louise Trickel from Manitowoc writes:
Dear Bjorn Svae,
Previous to using Posture Control Insoles™, I have had recurring low back pain. After using Posture Control Insoles™ for a month, I have no pain.
I find Posture Control Insoles™ easy to switch from shoe to shoe and am not even aware they are there.
Thank you for developing this helpful product.
Sincerely, Louise Trickel
Benjamin Ohmart from Bend writes:
Jim Fulmer from Guernevill writes:
Sandra from Yakima writes:
For years I had real problems with my feet and back hurting. I would get sores and corns that hurt so bad I hated to put my shoes on. No matter what type of shoes I bought—nothing worked. I had to wear medicated pads between my toes. One day as I limped into my doctors office he asked me why I was limping so he looked at my feet and told me about the posture control insoles. He fitted my shoes with the insoles and I was immediately walking better. The pain is no longer, and the sores and the corns have gone. I wear them in all my shoes now and don’t know how I got along without them. I love my posture control insoles and have recommended them to my family and friends. I recommend them to all.
Thank you, Sandra Shaw
James Groninger from Richmond writes:
Gail Fisher from St. Petersburg writes:
Patrick Campbell from Altamonte Springs writes in an e-mail:
Greetings Bjorn Svae,
I am writing to you as you have requested for feedback on how your Posture Control Insoles have helped me with feet and back problems on a daily basis.
I want to say that in 14 years The Marine Corps, The Veterans Administration nor the private podiatrists I have seen, have been able to provide me with relief of the constant pain in my feet and back.
Not all my conditions have been cured, but your inserts have enabled me to continue an active lifestyle and to pursue the social activities with out the debilitating pain I had suffered.
Thanks for a great product!
Elizabeth Berg from Redmond left this note in our website feedback section:
I was fitted for my insoles at Family Health Center in Bellevue by Bjorn Svae during a training of new staff and he gave me his card with the website. I was looking for more information on your website to describe the insoles to my friends and family. I have worn the insoles for one week+ and my knee pain is gone. After a couple of days my knee still hurt when I wasn't wearing my insoles and would resolve when I put my insoles back in. I need more so I don't have to keep changing them to different shoes or slippers (They fit perfectly in my Halflinger slippers).
Judith from New York writes:
To Whom it may concern:
I have been wearing Posture Control Insoles™ for almost one year. Previously, I was falling once a week, and when I told Deborah Moran, she said I needed the insoles and what a difference! I stand up straighter and my feet are more firmly planted on the ground. My shoes still fit even with the insoles inside them. I highly recommend them. I wear 3.5 mm.
Dorothy Duncan from Santa Rosa writes in an e-mail:
December 15, 2004
I am happy to tell you how much I am enjoying my PCIs. I am wearing 9mm PCIs.
In July of 2004 I went to see my doctor with severe back pain and spasms. I also have a bunion at the side of my right large toe. He recommended that I see a Hanna Somatics Practitioner. I took his advice. She examined my posture and my walking and saw that I was turning my right foot to the side to compensate for the bunion which affected my posture. She gave me a set of exercises and recommended that I use Posture Control Insoles. I started wearing the PCIs and the exercises the next day and in two days there was no more pain. Initially I wore the least amount of correction. I had no trouble adjusting to them; in fact it felt good right from the start. After a month I moved to the next level and a month later to the next. Now I am wearing 9mm. My foot has very naturally straightened forward and I walk very comfortably now. The PCIs are so flexible I hardly know they are in my shoe. I am very thankful that this product is available. And that my doctor knew about it.
We received this suggestion:
You may want to consider targeting the cycling community. As you know, most of the power transmission comes from the ball of the foot in cycling, so the correction your insoles offer is especially applicable. Specialized Inc. offers a varus correction in all of their cycling shoes where the tilt is molded into the outer sole. There is also a company that offers a popular cleat shim wedge that offers a less than optimal correction that tilts the entire foot. Most cycling shoes have removable innersoles which makes it very easy to install you soles.
John Cullen from New York writes in an e-mail
I suffered for a long time with back and neck problems. The woman I use for massage and trigger point therapy noticed my big toes were a little short and was affecting the way I walked. After she convinced me to purchase my first pair I noticed a difference right away. I felt my body adjusting itself between my office visits. I was eager to purchase an additional pair so that I wasn't changing them from shoe to shoe. I recommended them to my sister. I was having a hard time keeping my pelvis stable but with your product the adjustments are lasting.
John C Cullen
Silvyne Henderson returned a note on our letter of invitation:
Lisa Meyer from Elk Grove writes:
John Meyers (good friend of Lisa in Elk Grove) also writes:
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