C is for Cluffy Wedge

November 13, 2012

A Cluffy Wedge is an orthotic add-on that dorsiflexes the hallux to help functional hallux limitus and windlass mechanism problems.

Cluffy Wedge

The Cluffy Wedge is a specialized orthotic device designed to address various foot conditions and biomechanical imbalances. It was created by Dr. James Clough, a podiatrist, and it aims to provide relief and support for the foot and lower extremities.

The Cluffy Wedge is a small, triangular-shaped wedge made of medical-grade materials, such as EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam. It is typically placed under the first metatarsal head, which is the bone at the base of the big toe. The wedge is thin and flexible, and it is designed to be worn inside the shoe.

The primary purpose of the Cluffy Wedge is to help restore the foot’s natural alignment and promote proper foot mechanics. It can be used to address various foot conditions, including hallux limitus or rigidus (limited range of motion of the big toe joint), plantar fasciitis, bunions, Morton’s neuroma, and metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of the foot).

By placing the Cluffy Wedge under the first metatarsal head, it helps elevate and support the bone, which can improve joint function, reduce pain, and enhance overall foot biomechanics. It can also help redistribute pressure on the foot, alleviate excessive strain on certain structures, and improve gait mechanics.


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