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wedge into (something)

1. To become lodged, jammed, or stuck into some tight space. I thought the car would fit, but it ended up wedging into the narrow alleyway. The fabric got caught on the machinery and wedged into the gears.
2. To jam or lodge someone or something into some tight space. A noun or pronoun is used between "wedge" and "in"; often used in passive constructions. The table kept wobbling, so I wedged a napkin into the gap underneath one of the legs. I was wedged into my seat for the entire performance. She wedged her hand into the opening to stop the leak.
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wedge in

1. To become lodged, jammed, or stuck into some tight space. I thought the car would fit, but it ended up wedging in the narrow alleyway. The fabric got caught on the machinery and wedged in.
2. To jam or lodge someone or something into some tight space. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wedge" and "in"; often used in passive constructions. The table kept wobbling, so I wedged in a napkin under one of the legs. I was wedged in my seat for the entire performance. She wedged her hand in the opening to stop the leak.
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wedge in

v.
To lodge or jam something or someone in some location: I accidently wedged my hat in the flue. The box was wedged in the crawl space.
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1) and showed that both 5[degrees] and 10[degrees] (slightly greater) wedged insole reduced the knee varus torques during walking to a greater extend than the control insole and no in sole group, however, the smaller wedge found to be more confortable in patients with medial knee OA.
At the end of the 3rd month, WOMAC scores were also improved in patients using 6 mm wedged insole compared to the control group.
If the calcaneus was tilted 5[degrees]-10[degrees] laterally by a wedged insole, a significant relief of pain was observed in the patients using wedged insole (6-10).
Some of these studies were long-term follow-up studies, such as Tohyama (9), who reported that 62 patients treated with analgesics and wedged insole tilted 5[degrees]-10[degrees] laterally showed significantly greater improvement in pain and walking scores than those treated with analgesics alone in a follow-up study for 7 years and 5 months to 12 years.
Sasaki (6) reported that wedged insoles were effective in the management of the knee OA, thus half of the patients who used 5[degrees] customized orthotic wedges had a decrease in pain and increased walking ability.
17) also reported that no clinical differences were evident among the patients using laterally wedged insoles and neutrally wedged insoles evaluated by WOMAC subscales at 6 months, and that the medication consumption was lower and compliance was higher in patients with the laterally wedged insoles.