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Treatment of dislocated and mal-aligned toes

Conservative care options for toe dislocations and poorly aligned toes

It never ceases to amaze me how many people come into my office with different shapes and sizes of toes. Why do our toes change over time? What are the forces that contribute to these changes? Let’s take a closer look at how we ...

Introduction of The 1stRaythotic – ultra thin carbon fiber insole
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...

Improving functional outcomes of great toe amputations
Improving functional outcomes of great toe amputations

Wounds of the lower extremity have a host of different contributing causes, but in diabetic patients, the vast majority ofDiabetes - great toe amputation wounds occur as a result of loss of protective sensation.  Protective sensation is the ability to feel pain.  Diabetic peripheral neuropathy results in loss of sensation, inabil...

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...

Mallet fracture of the great toe – onset and treatment
Mallet fracture of the great toe – onset and treatment

The term mallet finger fracture describes an avulsion fracture of the top of the finger, just behind the fingernail.  Mallet finger fractures are the result of forced flexion of the finger while the long extensor tendon resists the flexion.  If the force of flexion is great enough, the long extensor...