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metarsocunieform problem

Posted by ray on 3/13/05 at 17:02 (171126)

the ortholic specialist saii have a week metarsocal she put her finger under the center front part of my foot and pushed up on my metersocal bone the third one and said it was bad cause the way the toe moved i have never been told by foot doctors thet i have this problem im 9 mo out of open planter 4 realease she wants to add something in ortholic for the metarsocal problem that she said i had with my p.f. surgery and now im in p.t. should i let this lady that does the ortholic fitting add this adjustment please help

Re: metarsocunieform problem

Richard, C.Ped on 3/14/05 at 08:15 (171159)

Sounds like they want a simple metatarsal pad added to lift and support the met heads. We put all our met pads underneath the orthosis. It is more comfortable and works just as well. If the met pad is truly annoying to your foot (Note: it will be for a few days until you get used to it), a met bar can be glued to the bottom of the shoe in place of the met pad. This works great but many people do not want anything changing the apperance of their shoes. It is more comfortable than a met pad.

Re: metarsocunieform problem

ray on 3/14/05 at 21:35 (171205)

im 9 mo out of open planter fascittis surgery still in some pain but is improving every day inch by inch now i just started physical therphy for my foot and sore calf due to alter gait NOW AT THIS TIME IS A METERTASAL PAD ADVISABLE AS IM RELEARNING MY GAIT AND THE WOMAN WHO TOLD ME I HAVE A WEAK METARASAL HEAD IS THE WOMAN WHO FITS YOU FOR ORTHOLIC WHARE THEY MAKE THEM NOT A DOC SHE THEN SAID THE METARASAL HEAD WAS SLIGHLY DROPING

Re: metarsocunieform problem

Richard, C.Ped on 3/15/05 at 08:25 (171212)

If there is an actual 'dropped ray' the posting of the orthosis should extend around the metatarsal head, kind of like a horseshoe. This will distribute the weight away from the met head.

Re: metarsocunieform problem c-pad please help

ray on 3/15/05 at 22:08 (171272)

whats the posting of the ortholic ? and ill see the foot doc who did my surgery this sat and ask him if the metarsal droped if he says a little should i get the metarsal pad

Re: metarsocunieform problem c-pad please help

Richard, C.Ped on 3/16/05 at 08:02 (171284)

Posting is anything underneath the orthosis that causes the foot angle or pressure to either change or to have more stability.