Freiberg’s Disease

Freiberg’s disease, also known as Freiberg infraction or osteochondrosis of the metatarsal head, is a relatively rare condition that primarily affects the second metatarsal bone in the foot. It is a form of osteochondrosis, which involves the disruption of blood supply to a bone, leading to the death of bone tissue (avascular necrosis) and subsequent […]

Joplins Neuroma

A Joplin’s neuroma affects the medial plantar proper digital nerve that supplies medial aspect of hallux. The symptoms can vary from dull ache and numbness to shooting or radiating pain over along medial aspect of the hallux. More:Joplins Neuroma?????What is a Joplin’s Neuroma?

Rigid Foot inserts for Toe Walking

The aim of rigid foot inserts for those who toe walk is to restrict movement of the metatarsophalangeal joints so that there is a greater lever arm from the toes to the ankle to increase the moments to help subtly force the heel down to the ground. More:Can you use rigid footplates for toe walking?Carbon […]

Foot Pain in Pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with significant changes in the body, some of which can actually take place in the feet and can lead to foot pain.. The added bodyweight, the fluid retention and the hormonal changes lead to biomechanical changes in the feet and increase swelling in the foot and lower extremities, increasing the chances of foot […]

APOS Therapy

APOS Therapy is a footwear system used to treat knee osteoarthritis. A number of claims get made for the product that is not necessarily supported by good research. Read More:Specially designed footwear reduces pain of knee osteoarthritisAposTherapy Biomechanical DevicesApos Therapy

Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the spine, causing pain, stiffness, and fusion of the joints in the spine. It belongs to a group of conditions known as spondyloarthropathies, which are characterized by inflammation in the joints and entheses (the sites where ligaments and tendons attach to bones). The exact […]

Toe Straighteners

Toe straighteners, toe correctors, toe spacers, correct toes, etc are commonly used to treat a wide range of forefoot and toe problems associated with alignment issues with the toes. For more on toe straighteners, see: the toes: ‘Toe Corrector’ or ‘Toe Straightener’?

The Circulation Booster

The Circulation Booster is a product that is used to allegedly improve or boost the circulation in the foot and leg. There are plenty of anecdotes and testimonials that they help people, but there is not one good outcome study that shows that they can boost the circulation. Resources:

Rigid Inserts for Hallux Rigidus

Rigid inserts are frequently used to make the shoe stiffen to restrict motion at the big toe joint. This can be helpful in reducing the pain from the osteoarthritis in the big toe joint. Purchase these hallux rigidus inserts here:

Urea Cream

The urea creams are widely used to treat a range of foot problems related to dry skin such a dermatitis, psoriasis and after the debridement of callus, especially the cracked heels. Different concentrations of urea are effective against different kinds of foot problems. The lower concentrations are good to moisturise the skin. The higher concentration […]