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Blog posts tagged with 'metatarsal fracture'

Metatarsal Stress Fractures | Treatment with a Spring Plate.

How does a carbon fiber spring plate help heal metatarsal stress fractures? This article discusses use of spring plates in the treatment of these fractures.

Metatarsal Stress Fractures

The metatarsal bones are the long bones that extend from the mid-arch to the ball of the foot. Ideally, the five metatarsal bones share load applied to the forefoot. In cases where one metatarsal bone carries increased load, the bone fails to successfully carry that load and undergoes a stress reaction. This stress reaction results in a small crack in the metatarsal bone.

Forefoot Compression Devices - indications for treatment

Compression of the midfoot and forefoot is an integral part of treating both acute and chronic problems of the foot. Indications for midfoot and forefoot compression include midfoot arthritis, non-displaced midfoot fractures or resolved Charcot joints. Indication for compression of the forefoot include management of swelling or metatarsal fractures. Which device is best for your needs? Let's take a look at each of the compression devices we provide on Myfootshop.com.

Tips for choosing the right carbon fiber orthotic - spring plates.

In January, I wrote a series of six blog posts regarding carbon fiber orthotics, detailing the uses and applications for each of our carbon fiber inserts. In our staff meeting this week, my boss, business partner and wife gently reminded me, "honey, you forgot to write about spring plates." Wow, my bad. Spring plates are the single most popular carbon fiber insert we sell. Like the old Steve Martin comedy routine, all I could do was hit my forehead with the palm of my hand and say, "I forgot!" So, here's part 7 of the original 6 part series.