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Introducing 1stRaythotics™  Insoles
Introducing 1stRaythotics™ Insoles

For well over a year, we've worked tirelessly to create a product that will target specific regions of the foot to correct Hallux problems and alleviate big toe pain. It needed to be thin enough material to fit into most any shoe, yet strong enough to withstand the rigors of active lifestyles and sp...

Rock’n and Roll’n with Carbon Fiber Spring Plates
Rock’n and Roll’n with Carbon Fiber Spring Plates

What is toe spring and how does it help forefoot and Gil walkingmidfoot pain

Walking is often described as a controlled forward fall.  As your body passes over the foot, resistance is supplied by the calf that limits forward progression of your center of gravity.  In the final stages of gait, as your heel sta...

Should every Lapidus bunionectomy use a Carbon Fiber Spring Plate?
Should every Lapidus bunionectomy use a Carbon Fiber Spring Plate?

How do Carbon Fiber Spring Plates improve the Lapidus bunionectomypatient experience post Lapidus bunionectomy?

Medical and surgical care is often trending related to new technology and new concepts related to care.  Surgical procedures are a great example of trends in medicine.  A patient’s contact with a new procedu...

Early and late stage management of Lisfranc fracture-dislocation with a Carbon Fiber Spring Plates
Early and late stage management of Lisfranc fracture-dislocation with a Carbon Fiber Spring Plates

Lisfranc fracture-dislocation benefits from Carbon Fiber InsolesLisfranc fracture ORIF

Working in a rural hospital I see a lot of foot and ankle trauma.  ATV and motor sports injuries are common and often result in midfoot injuries.  When the trauma is specific to the tarsal-metatarsal joint, we call these injuries Lisf...

Why doesn’t my daughter have an arch?
Why doesn’t my daughter have an arch?

Procedure choices and outcomes of PTTD surgery

I saw an 18 y/o young woman today in my practice who was 12 weeks out on her surgical procedure to correct posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD).  Following her surgery, the patient had spent 8 weeks in a hard cast and 4 weeks in a walking cast.  ...