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.