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Blog posts tagged with 'molded turf toe plate'

How to Get James Harden Back on the Court?

What is a sprained toe and how is it treated?James Hardin

Head coach of the Houston Rockets, Mike D’Antoni announced last night that former MVP James Harden, starting guard for the team, would be forced to sit out in today’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans.  D’Antoni cited a sprain to the great toe as th...

Sesamoid fractures – symptoms and treatment options

What is a sesamoid fracture and how is it treated?

A sesamoid bone is a small bone found on the bottom (plantar surface) of the great toe joint.  Each sesamoid bone is about the X-ray foot sesamoid bones size of a pinto bean. The sesamoid bones derive their funny name from the Arabic word semsem, meaning sesame seed. (1) ...

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...

Tips for choosing the right carbon/glass fiber orthotic - flat turf toe plates

Let's start the conversation with the flat carbon fiber turf toe plate. A turf toe plate is an oddly shaped insert that has an extension that protrudes beneath the great toe joint. This extension, called a Morton's extension, is designed to limit the range of motion of the great toe joint. Why would we want to limit the range of motion of the great to joint?