This is probably not a research level question but I am struggling with the geometry. My question is related to whether some monotonicity can increase the range of exponents in the Sobolev embedding. For instance on the unit ball, nonnegative radially symmetric functions which are nondecreaing in the radial direction should satisfy a Sobolev embedding for an improved range of exponents: Indeed such functions must be large on the full boundary of the ball, yet the trace theorem prevents this from happening.

So I will ask the question on a finite cone; let $ S \subset \subset S^{N-1}$ be some nice spherical cap. For explicitness let us assume that the $x_1$ axis cuts through the center of $S$ (assume e.g. that $S$ is a ball in $S^{N-1}$ centered at some $y\in S^{N-1}$ lying on the $x_1$ axis). Let $ \Omega:=\{x=r \theta: 0<r<1, \theta \in S\}$ denote the finite cone. We now look at nonnegative functions which are zero on the side of the cone and moreover nondecreasing in the radial direction, i-e $ x \cdot \nabla u(x) \ge 0$ in $\Omega$.

So my question is:

Can we expect an improved Sobolev embedding for this class of functions? (here I am using the $H^1$ norm so I am asking about possible embedding of $H^1$ into some $L^p$ space for some improved exponents $p>2^*=\frac{2N}{N-2}$)

I suspect the answer is `no' and I am attempting to disprove it considering the first strategy that comes to mind: Take $ 0\le \phi \in C_c^\infty(B_1)$ a smooth radially nonincreasing function and then translate this function so that its support is centered at $y$, and scale it in order to concentrate its support at $y$. This sequence of functions will presumably violate any alleged improved Sobolev embedding, up to proving that these functions really have the correct monotonicity. Geometrically it looks like to me that this is so, but my geometric intuition almost always fails me now. Any comments would be great.