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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...

What causes callus between the toes?
What causes callus between the toes?

Painful interdigital callus – treatment options

Callus is a direct response to friction.  When callus appears between the toes, it is often a sign that the friction is directlyInterdigital callus related to a bone spur on one or more adjacent toes.  In many cases, the boney prominence is normal anatomy that has becom...