foot function when an orthotic alone is just not enough
NEW effective breakthrough to
The new Cluffy WedgeŽ is a
wedge shaped device to attach to shoe insoles or orthotics
to provide a slight elevation of the hallux, pre-stressing
the plantar fascia, and enhancing dorsiflexion of the hallux
and optimizing the stabilizing effetcs of the windlass
mechanism (Fig. a & b).
How the Cluffy WedgeŽ
The key to effectiveness
of the Cluffy WedgeŽ lies in the preloading of the hallux in
dorsiflexion. By doing this before loading the forefoot,
functional hallux limitus can be overcome. The slight
elevation afforded by the Cluffy WedgeŽ immediately impacts
the stability and function of the foot structures, creating
a dramatic change.
Using the Cluffy WedgeŽ
Cluffy WedgeŽ comes in
three sizes to correspond to a range of hallux dimensions.
The Cluffy Wedge uses a sturdy peel-and- stick adhesive to
attach directly to the shoe insole or orthotic under the
Peak pressures of the foot without
the Cluffy WedgeŽ. Note the lateral distribution of
Weight distribution under the first
metatarsal is increased, there is less
lateralization of weight bearing forces and the
medial arch is bearing less weight. The trajectory
of forces shows an elimination of the abductory
Cluffy WedgeŽ orthotic corrective pad was created by Dr.
james G. Clough, as a patented device for control of
abnormal foot function. Specifically this is a novel
approach to treatment of functional hallux limitus which has
been shown to be present in 62% of "normal" feet. It is
proposed that a variety of postural and foot ailments could
be the result from this common podiatric disorder.
Cluffy WedgeŽ Patent #6,170,176
#6.874.258, #6,983,363 Additional Patents Pending
You can order your Cluffy
wedgeŽ alone and also can request it to be applied on your
orthotic. (Doctors, podiatrist only with an account in our