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Hammer toe treatment – correction vs protection
Hammer toe treatment – correction vs protection

Tips for selecting the best hammer toe pad for your needsTypes of hammer toes

The term hammer toe is used to describe how the tip of the toe hammers against the ground with each step. As the attached image shows, hammer toes come in a variety of shapes and are defined by the terms claw toe, mallet toe and hammer toe....

Ankle fusion – improved walking following ankle fusion with the use of a Carbon Fiber Spring Plate
Ankle fusion – improved walking following ankle fusion with the use of a Carbon Fiber Spring Plate

Carbon Fiber Spring Plates improve walking following ankle fusion.ankle fusion

Surgical fusion of a joint is one of many methods used to treat painful, arthritic joints.  Arthritis that affects a joint following an injury is called secondary osteoarthritis.  Secondary arthritis of the ankle is common and often...

Tailor's Bunions | What are the pathomechanics of a tailor's bunion?
Tailor's Bunions | What are the pathomechanics of a tailor's bunion?

What causes a tailor's bunion? This article looks at the causes of tailor's bunions and treatment options including the Tailor's Bunion Toe Spreader Combo.

A simple tailor’s bunion?  That’s not always the case.
A simple tailor’s bunion? That’s not always the case.

Tailor’s bunions - the 3-in-one problem

The term tailor's bunion (also called a bunionette) comes from a by-gone day when tailors would sit cross-legged on the floor putting up a hem on a skirt orTailor's bunion coat. Chronic pressure on the outside (lateral side) of the foot resulted in a sore spot overlying th...

Rock’n and Roll’n with Carbon Fiber Spring Plates
Rock’n and Roll’n with Carbon Fiber Spring Plates

What is toe spring and how does it help forefoot and Gil walkingmidfoot pain

Walking is often described as a controlled forward fall.  As your body passes over the foot, resistance is supplied by the calf that limits forward progression of your center of gravity.  In the final stages of gait, as your heel sta...