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Understanding is everything

Like any problem, a physical condition needs to be properly understood in order to be improved.

 

With the wealth of information available online it can be easy to feel confused and overwhelmed about what’s right for you. Here you’ll find not only relevant information regarding Podiatry but also common misconceptions and myths that I’ll set straight. Anything here that you’d like to discuss or find out more about, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Metatarsalgia

PODIATRY & BIOMECHANICS is leaded by Christophe Champs, specialised in Chiropody, Podiatry and Biomechanics to share his clinical experience over 12 years working around the world with athletes and challenging cases. Script: Today we are going to talk about the Metatarsalgia. A big family of foot pathology located around the ball of the foot, including the famous Morton Neuroma. Metatarsalgia are due to too much pressure on the ball of the foot. Simply because you will go too soon on your forefoot due to a lack of foot support. This is why with orthotics the first treatment of Metatarsalgia is to support the arch properly to bring you back on your heel where you are strong and grounded. Also, you will notice underneath some orthotics a little lump just at the back of the middle ball of the foot. The idea is to open the second arch, the transversal arch of the foot. Orthotics act to distribute the pressures evenly underneath the foot in order to be less on those ball of the foot which is the root cause of the Metatarsalgia. If you want to know more about it, just contact us, ask us your questions by email or on instagram and we will answer you. Music: Mes(s)merized Musician: Philip E Morris