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The frontal plane - treating pronation

So is pronation just a flattening of the arch? In many respects, yes. You can say that a pronated foot is a flat foot. But you have to remember that there's a number of different medical conditions that result in pronation. What we'll be focusing on treating in this blog post are the cases of simple flat feet that result in foot fatigue.

Off-loading forefoot pads - specific purpose - which one is best for my needs?

Off-loading forefoot pads- The third and final category of off-loading forefoot pads are the pads that are used to target or treat a specific portion of the forefoot. By off-loading, we're referring to a pad that is placed adjacent to the area that is being treated.

Off-loading general-purpose forefoot pads - which one is best for my needs?

Forefoot pads - The second category of forefoot pads is general purpose off-loading pads. By off-loading, we're referring to a pad that is placed adjacent to the area that is being treated.

Direct loading forefoot pads - which one is the best for my needs?

Forefoot Pads - The first of 3 categories of forefoot pads is direct load forefoot pads. Direct loading means that the primary intent of the pad is that it is used directly under the area to be treated. This differs from an off-loading pad that would be used adjacent to the area to be treated.

Forefoot pads - which one is best for my needs?

At our weekly meeting last week, Sue, aka Susanita, came up with a good idea for a discussion topic. Sue was interested in knowing more about which forefoot pad was best for each particular foot condition. Sue's question is actually a very good question in that we've never really had a good method to differentiate the use for each pad. We've never really tried to segment the forefoot pads in a meaningful way.