Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I have had several occasions to successfully treat sesamoiditis with a modified X1 Blade and Crocs Silver Insole combination.

Here is how I did it:

To take the load off the first met I trimmed the X1 Blade back - leaving enough of the blade to load the second metatarsal which will transfer the load to the 3rd, 4th and 5th met. The trim also creates a relief pocket for the sesamoids to nest in.

I Left the X1 Blade full length to stiffen the shoe for immobilization, and because the X1 Blade has a rocker bottom design it helps to maintan more normal gait like a good walker boot bottom such as the Bledsoe J Walker (excellent product + great price).

Finally, I placed the modified X1 Blade into the shoe containing the affected great toe. I then layer on a Crocs Silver Insole. I use Crocs Silver Insoles because of the unique Croslite material. The Croslite provides excellent shock absorbing value. I have measured many off-the -shelf insoles for their pressure relieving qualities using an AcuStep System; a Crocs insert works best.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bilateral AFO's pre-Botox injections

Severe equines contractures - 15 degrees of plantarflexion bilateral. Right foot more involved. Patient's heels can get to neutral but still plantar flexed and beginning to get a breakdown behind right Achilles.
Fabricate bilateral padded polyethylene solid-ankle AFO's with air holes, derotation bars, set in plantarflexion with a neutral heel and a clamshell anterior front. Keep lateral border of the AFO long to maintain the lateral protruding talus.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bledsoe Brace Due to Resection

Patient seen Friday for fitting of right Bledsoe knee brace. 41-year-old-female who has had a resection of 2 tumors right leg (one distal femur the other kneecap. Drain still present. Patient fit with simple 26" simple post-op hinged knee. Knee joint set at 30 degrees flexion/Dr requested 40 degrees - physician informed patient intolerance at 40.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Croc Insoles

I like the new Croc insoles. Great odor eaters!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Clyde's X1 Blade for Turf Toe - Testimonial #27

X1 blade really works!
Mark Powell (Gland, Vaud) 8/10/2010 4:38 PM
I have suffered from big toe pain for years. I finally sought help when it got too bad to ignore. Years of running and basketball led to hallus limitus/rigidus in both feet that was recommended for surgery by a podiatrist. I declined to have surgery, and bought two X1 blades instead. I can run and play basketball with virtually no pain, and I can walk pain-free for the first time in years. I shopped a lot via internet before choosing what to buy, I thought the X1 blades seemed like the best bet, and I'm completely happy with them. I enthusiastically recommend X1 blades to people with hallux limitus/rigidus who want to remain active and avoid surgery.

Clyde's X1 Blade for Turf Toe - Testimonial #26

8/10/10 I am a collegiate wr who has suffered with turf toe for multiple seasons. The pain finally reached the point where I could barely walk let alone practice. After reading all the reviews regarding the X1 blade I decided to give it a try. After about a week of using the X1 Blade in my shoes and cleats I am extremely excited to report that the pain has receded tremendously and I am able to practice and run at almost 100%. Thank you Clyde for giving me the opportunity to finish my football career!!!>