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Blog posts tagged with 'hallux rigidus'

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...

Cartiva® Implant Failure
Cartiva® Implant Failure

What are the criteria for long term success of orthopedic implants and why is the Cartiva® Implant designed for failure?

Compatibility between human tissue (bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, and fascia) and orthopedic implants requires a number of criteria for success.  Rahyussalim, et al, in thei...

Carbon graphite insoles and gait
Carbon graphite insoles and gait

Levers, rockers and carbon graphite insoles

Part 3 – Putting it all together

In part 1 of this conversation I presented a common customer question:  can I wear just one carbon fiber insole?  I briefly discussed gait and how a carbon fiber insole may affect gait.  In part 2 of this conversation, I ...

Treat Hallux Limitus with a Morton's Extension
Treat Hallux Limitus with a Morton's Extension

What is a Morton's Extension?

Thomas George Morton (1835-1903) was a clinical professor and surgeon at The Pennsylvania Hospital.  He was an active surgeon during The Civil War and founding director of several hospitals in the Philadelphia area.  As a pioneer of surgical techniques, he is accredite...

Hallux limitus – what can be done with conservative care and inserts?
Hallux limitus – what can be done with conservative care and inserts?

Can hallux limitus be treated without surgery? In many cases it can, particularly if you know what stage of hallux limitus that you are currently in. It's best to check with your doctor and obtain a set of x-rays. Once you know waht stage you are, then you can pick the most appropriate orthotic for your needs.