ErgoPad® redux hallux

Orthopedic orthosis for restricting movement of the first MTP joint

ErgoPad redux hallux relieves the painful area in cases of abnormalities in the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe.  A special reinforcement element gently restricts joint movement during the heel-to-toe sequence. The padded cushion layer with a microfiber top cover relieves the soles of your feet and ensures excellent wearing comfort. ErgoPad redux hallux is available with a supplementary orthosis either for one side or for both sides.

  • Relieves the MTP joint of the big toe
  • Relieves painful end-range movements during walking
  • Protectively restricts toe movement

When your big toe goes astray as you walk

Even though “going astray” is more of a figurative description, anyone who suffers from disorders of the hallux knows what this means. ErgoPad redux hallux is a special foot orthosis for the conservative treatment of joint abnormalities in the big toe. This makes it possible to avoid or delay the regular use of pain medication or even the need for surgery.

This foot orthosis has a special reinforcement element directly beneath the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe that runs toward the outer ball of the foot. This gently restricts joint movement during the heel-to-toe sequence, significantly reducing your pain. The custom-designed reinforcement element prevents any levering out of the shoes. A padded cushion layer with a microfiber top cover relieves the pressure-sensitive areas on the soles of your feet and ensures excellent wearing comfort.

Specialist advice

ErgoPad redux hallux is only available from medical retailers. The orthotist will measure your feet and then use the orthotic blank to prepare a customized foot orthosis for you. ErgoPad redux hallux is also available individually for the left or right foot. You will also receive a fitting foot orthosis without a reinforcement element for the healthy foot. This foot orthosis is suitable for almost any footwear with removable insoles.

Construction of the foot orthosis

Special features

  • High-quality synthetic foot orthosis with a low construction height
  • Special "redux" reinforcement element running underneath the metatarsophalangeal joint up to the outer part of the ball of the foot.

Top cover and cushion layer

  • High-quality microfiber top cover containing antibacterial silver ions for optimal hygiene in the shoe
  • Narrow version in beige; wide version in brown
  • PU cushion layer


  • Anatomically contoured pad

Reinforcement element/core

  • Butterfly-shaped core which provides optimal support for the metatarsal area without making the orthosis too rigid.

"Redux" reinforcement element

  • Provides relief for the painful area; prevents supination of the forefoot; prevents the foot from being levered out of the shoe.

Bottom cover

  • Cordura nylon – a long-lasting contact layer between the orthosis and the shoe


  • Suitable for people with hallux limitus/hallux rigidus in one foot or both feet (restriction of movement or stiffening of the metatarsophalangeal joint)

Durability for long lasting effect

  • The durability of the foot orthosis fundamentally depends on the load; high-quality materials ensure that the orthosis remains serviceable even after prolonged use.
    High-quality materials ensure optimum effect over time.
  • We recommend that the functional properties should be checked regularly (after a maximum of 6 months).

Cleaning instructions

  • The surfaces can be wiped clean using a mild cleaner/disinfectant
  • Not machine-washable
  • Do not expose to direct heat (heater, direct sunlight)

Modification instructions – specific information for medical retailers

  • The ErgoPad redux hallux is deliberately designed to require very little preparatory work, thus saving time in making it ready for use by the consumer.
  • The outline of the foot orthosis can be ground in a taper shape
  • Easy to grind (grinding belt and pumice stone, grit 80-100)

Statistics show that men are more frequently affected by the symptoms of hallux limitus/hallux rigidus than women. The condition is more common among people over the age of 50.

The causes include various foot deformities, although the  condition can also be triggered by external factors such as running on hard floors.

Before the toe becomes stiff, the metatarsophalangeal joint increasingly loses cartilage mass – i.e. an osteoarthritic change occurs. The joint is then continuously exposed to a pressure load with a strong levering effect during the heel-to-toe movement of the foot. As the condition progresses, bony outgrowths form on the joint capsule, which are susceptible to recurring and painful inflammation.