VHD-Vasyli Howard Dananberg Orthotics are designed for those patients with 1st ray dysfunction (1st metatarsal and great toe) that leads to hallux limitus. The VHD-Vasyli Howard Dananberg Orthotic allows the user to 'tune' the function of the 1st ray by using the proximal and distal plugs to raise or lower the first ray. The VHD-Vasyli Howard Dananberg Orthotic is indicated for stage 1-3 hallux limitus. For stage 4 hallux limitus (hallux rigidus), we recommend the use of a turf toe plate.
The difference between the VHD-Vasyli Howard Dananberg Orthotic and the turf toe plate boils down to flexibility vs. rigidity – the VHD-Vasyli Howard Dananberg Orthotic is used to increase range of motion of the great toe joint while the turf toe plate acts to rigidly splint the joint, inhibiting motion. Be sure to consult our knowledge base article on hallux limitus for more information on staging of hallux limitus.
VHD-Vasyli Howard Dananberg Orthotics are made of ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA), a microcellular foam. The top cover is brushed nylon. VHS-Vasyli Howard Dananberg Orthotics are heat moldable. Designed primarily for fit in athletic shoes or boots.
The VHD-Vasyli Howard Dananberg Orthotic is also a great choice for those folks with a high arch and plantarflexed first ray. 1 pair/pkg.
Indications: The VHD-Vasyli Howard Dananberg Orthotic is used in the treatment of hallux limitus, hallux rigidus, turf toe, and bunion pain.
Hi. I have been diagnosed with functional hallux limitus. I have been looking at insoles on your website and believe that either the Hallux Trainer Insoles or the Vasyli Dananberg Insoles would be of help to me. Which of those products do you recommend? Or would you recommend something else? The insole that I think would be most helpful would provide a limited flexion during the toe off phase of walking or running, cushioning under the first metatarsophylangeal joint and mild arch support.
I’d pose two questions:
What is the primary use of the insert? Day to day or for sports?
Truly functional, or is there a bump on the top of the great toe joint? That’d make it structural. Staging would be helpful – is it stage 1,2,3 or 4? Please refer to our article on hallux limitus for more information on staging.
The Vasily Dannenbergs would be great for functional hallux limitus. The Vasily Dannenberg is actually used to create a pocket sub 1 to increase the range of motion of the great toe joint. But that can only be used in stages 1&2 which are both functional stages.
If we’re a late stage 2 up to stage 4, I’d go with either the turf toe plate, spring plate or the hallux trainers. Each one has some pros and cons regarding what type of shoes they can fit into, so the determining factor for choosing one product over the other becomes the intended use.
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