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Blog posts tagged with 'spring plate'

What's the best orthotic for hallux limitus?

What's the best orthotic for hallux limitus? There's a lot of choices. This article explores the different inserts and orthotics used to treat hallux limitus.

Can a Spring Plate be used to treat a bunion?

Can a spring plate be used to treat a bunion? In some cases, yes. This article explores the use of carbon fiber spring plates in the treatment of dorsal bunions.

Using spring plates to treat plantar plate tears

The plantar plate is a broad, firm pad of tissue found on the plantar surface of the metatarsal phalangeal joint. The plantar plate is often referred to as a ligament but is actually firm fibro-cartilage and resembles the menisci of the knee.

Using carbon graphite spring plates to treat diabetic ulcerations

Diabetes is renown as the primary disease that contributes to a loss of sensation in the feet. This loss of sensation is called diabetic peripheral neuropathy, abbreviated DPN. DPN is a symmetrical loss of sensation often described as a stocking/glove distribution, affected the feet and to a lesser degree, the hands. The loss of sensation that results from DPN is greater distal to proximal, meaning that the loss of sensation will typically be worse in the toes.

Tips for choosing the right carbon fiber orthotic - spring plates.

In January, I wrote a series of six blog posts regarding carbon fiber orthotics, detailing the uses and applications for each of our carbon fiber inserts. In our staff meeting this week, my boss, business partner and wife gently reminded me, "honey, you forgot to write about spring plates." Wow, my bad. Spring plates are the single most popular carbon fiber insert we sell. Like the old Steve Martin comedy routine, all I could do was hit my forehead with the palm of my hand and say, "I forgot!" So, here's part 7 of the original 6 part series.