Forefoot Pathologies

Pronation

Pronation is the way your foot moves inwards after the heel hits the ground while you walk or run. It governs your running style and may increase your risk of injury. Running shoes, walking shoes, or work shoes should be universally aligned, that is to say, they should reflect normal HUMAN alignment.


Metatarsalgia

People affected by metatarsalgia feel pain triggered by an inflammation of the soles of the feet. Physical exercise can precipitate the condition. This issue may also stem from wearing shoes that are not universally aligned. Wearing universally aligned shoes and semi-rigid postural control foot orthotics will make it possible for you to adequately correct your alignment while you move, thus helping you to avoid aggravating symptoms of metatarsalgia.


People who suffer from this problem will experience the following symptoms:


  • Burning sensation or sharp pain in the metatarsal joint area
  • Pain in the second, third and fourth toe
  • Foot pain that intensifies while standing, walking, or running, and that eases with rest
  • Stabbing toe pain


Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is caused by swollen scar tissue around the toe nerves, creating a burning sensation in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th toes, and intense forefoot pain while standing or walking. This discomfort may be accompanied by a tingling sensation or feeling of numbness in the toes. Women, men, and children can all suffer from Morton’s Neuroma, and it is caused by a lack of normal HUMAN alignment in the foot. At this point, the patient will need to wear a postural control orthotic.


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