Foot-therapy and toe-aligning device

  • US 9,387,359 B2
  • Filed: 09/18/2015
  • Issued: 07/12/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/17/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A foot-therapy and toe-aligning device comprising:

  • a frame being formed of an elastomeric material and having a frame length extending between opposed first and second ends of the frame, the frame having a top portion, a bottom portion, a front portion, a back portion, and further including a first peripheral projection and a second peripheral projection, the first and second peripheral projections rising upwards from the first and second ends of the frame, respectively, and being spaced apart along the frame length, wherein at least a portion of the frame is curved along the frame length, and wherein a frame width as defined by the front and back portions of the frame is greater at the first end of the frame than at the second end of the frame;

    a plurality of stretchable toe posts formed of an elastomeric material that are integrally formed with the top portion of the frame and are spaced apart along the frame length between the first and second peripheral projections, each of the toe posts extending upwards from the top portion of the frame to an exposed outer edge that is independent of the exposed outer edges of the other toe posts; and

    wherein the plurality of toe posts consists of four toe posts, with two of the four toe posts being inner toe posts and two of the four toe posts being outer toe posts, wherein the first peripheral projection is located outside of and adjacent to one of the two outer toe posts and the second peripheral projection is located outside of and adjacent to the other of the two outer toe posts, the first peripheral projection and the second peripheral projection being sized so that, when the plurality of toe posts are received between five toes of a human foot, the first peripheral projection rises above a toe located between the first peripheral projection and its adjacent outer toe post, and the second peripheral projection rises above a toe located between the second peripheral projection and its adjacent outer toe post.

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