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Introduction of The 1stRaythotic – ultra thin carbon fiber insole

When a podiatrist speaks about the 1st ray, the 1st ray refers to the first metatarsal bone and the great toe.  The 1st rayHallux_limitus_diagram has a unique range of motion that requires plantarflexion of the first metatarsal to enable dorsiflexion of the great toe.  In essence, the first metatarsal needs to drop lower to enable the great toe to move up.  When this range of motion is altered, jamming occurs in the great toe joint resulting in a unique type of arthritis called hallux limitus and hallux rigidus.

Hallux limitus (hallux = great toe) is caused by one or more of four contributing factors; a long first metatarsal, metatarsus primus elevates, disease states such as rheumatoid arthritis or trauma to the joint.  Hallux limitus results in the early onset of arthritis in the great toe joint.  Pain in the joint can be severe and limit activities.

4870 1stRaythotics Insoles Pair1stRaythotics are a new product exclusively found at  1st Raythotics are specifically designed to address first ray deformities including hallux limitus and hallux rigidus (stage 4 hallux limitus).  The 1st Raythotic employs a semi-rigid Morton’s extension to limit the range of motion of the great toe joint.  Limiting the range of motion of the great toe joint can significantly improve the symptoms of hallux limitus and hallux rigidus. 

What’s so unique about the 1st Raythotic?  The beauty of the 1st Raythotic is the functionality and useability of this unique insole.  Semi-rigid and wafer thin, the 1st Raythotic is able to fit into almost any shoe.  Many other insoles are used to treat hallux limitus but most of these insoles are bulky and difficult to fit into shoes.  To my knowledge, no other insole is as thin and as supportive as the 1st Raythotic.

Another unique thing about our !stRaythotics is that you can purchase a pair with an extension under only the Left big toe, with the Right insole neutral, or you can purchase the opposite, with an extension under the Right big toe, and the Left one neutral.


Dr. Jeffrey Oster
Jeffrey A. Oster, DPM

Medical Advisor