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What is metatarsalgia and how is it treated with canting?

Metatarsalgia | Can you or can’t you cant?Metatarsal bones

Metatarsalgia describes pain in the metatarsal bone. Metatarsalgia can be caused by a number of contributing factors and can affect any of the 5 metatarsal bones of the foot. Metatarsalgia is most commonly caused by eccentric loading of the forefoot resu...

Toe Spring | What is it and why is it helpful?

What is Toe Spring?Toe Spring

Toe spring is the term used to describe a shoe or foot insert that enables rolling off the forefoot. Let me create the visual – think clog, men’s wingtip shoes or MBT Shoes. Each of these are examples of what is also called a forefoot rocker (aka toe spring.)

Toe Spring – is th...

Tarsal Coalition | Treatment options

Tarsal Coaliton - diagnosis

I met with a mom and her daughter yesterday to discuss chronic flat foot issues.  The patient was an 18 y/o female who describedx-ray tarsal coalition a progressive increase in pain over the past several years. She was now limited from activities that she loved including running and skiing. ...

Chronic Achilles tendinitis – treatment with a Carbon Graphite Spring Plate

Chronic Achilles tendonitis – treatment with Spring PlatesAchilles tendon

What’s a Spring Plate got to do with Achilles tendinitis?  Quite a bit, actually.  A Spring Plate changes the gait cycle enough to ‘unload’ the Achilles tendon during gait.  Let’s take a little closer look.

The leg, the ankle and the foot ...