Foot Orthotics

What is the Richie brace prescribed for?

The Richie Brace consists of a very aggressive and very supportive custom made foot orthotic with a medial and lateral leg brace. It is used in conditions that may be heading towards surgery and a standard foot orthotic is not working as well as it...

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Can you use foot orthoses for patellofemoral pain?

Yes. The main model that the use of foot orthotics in the use of patellofemoral pain is based on is that excessive pronation (‘overpronation’) of the foot causes excessive internal rotation of the tibia which cause malignment of the knee...

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What is a Kinetic Wedge Orthotic?

The Kinetic Wedge is an extension to a foot orthotic that was designed and patented by Dr Howard Dananberg, DPM to treat functional hallux limitus. The design is such that it facilitates the motion at the first metatarsophalangeal joint and prevents...

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How do gait plates work?

Gait plates are an extension on the front of a foot orthotic or a rigid flat insole that are designed to change the angle of gait. They are most often used in those who have an in-toe or out-toe gait pattern. The gait plates work by changing the...

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What is a Cuboid notch?

A cuboid notch is an extrinsic or intrinsic modification to a foot orthotic shell that is on the lateral side and elevates the cuboid bone. A cuboid notch is potentially used for a number of different reasons, but most center around the need to...

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What is a Cluffy wedge?

The Cluffy Wedge is trademarked and commercially available pad that goes under the hallux or big toe to hold it in a slightly dorsiflexed position. It can be applied in the shoe or under an insole or be incorporated into an extension on a foot...

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Who is the dr that created the Cluffy wedge?

The Cluffy Wedge was developed by Dr James Clough, DPM, a podiatrist from Polson, Montana in the USA. The product is marketed by his company, Cluffy LLC.The trademark for the product was granted in 2003. Dr Clough first discussed the use of the...

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How to make your own Cluffy wedge?

The Cluffy Wedge is a useful pad that helps with the function of the big toe joint of the foot. You can buy them at retail and wholesale. The Cluffy Wedge is a relatively simple addition and many clinicians and foot orthotic labs make their own...

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Where to buy the Cluffy wedge?

The Cluffy Wedge is a self adhesive pad that is put in the shoes under the big toe to help movement at the big toe joint. You can buy it at Amazon.com. It is also available at some podiatry wholesalers.

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