Plantar Plate Tear

Plantar Plate Tear are a common problem causing pain in the forefoot.

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This is a massage tool with ribs or ridges that you roll the foot over. It was designed by a podiatrist. Many people find it helpful for plantar fasciitis and those feet that are tired at the end of the day.

Using the Pediroller.


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Does the PediRoller massager really help?
Buy the PediRoller 
Self Massage for Plantar Fasciitis (Plantar heel pain)
Foam rolling for plantar fasciitis
What does the science supporting foam rolling say?

Bunion Correctors

These are a splint or brace that you wear at night that are supposed to correct bunions. There is some debate if they do correct them or not, but the research shows that they can improve the angle of the big toe by a few degrees after a month of use.

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Do bunion correctors work?
Do Bunion Correctors Work?
Do the “Bunion Correctors” actually work?
The Bunion Correctors
Bunion corrector gullibility
The bunion correctors – do they work?

Archie Arch Support Thongs

These are a uniquely Australian product where they call flip flops thongs! They are popular and widely used. Many podiatry clinics stock and sell the arch support thongs

Archie Arch Support Thongs

They are most widely used as they are just comfortable, but also used as an alternative and adjunct to using foot orthotics.

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Thongs … only in Australia
Archies Thongs are selling themselves
Archies Arch Support Thongs
Archies Arch Support Thongs
What about the Archies arch support thongs?

The Short Foot Exercise

The short foot exercise is commonly used to treat flat or pronated feet, but there is very little evidence to support it use

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Short Foot Exercise (Podiatry Arena)
Short Foot Exercise (PodiaPaedia)
Short Foot Exercise (Foot Info)
Short Foot Exercise (Podiatry Online)

Supination Resistance

Supination Resistance is a concept of determining the force needed to supinate the foot. This is considered important in foot orthotic prescribing as it is helpful to determine how much force if needed from the foot orthotic if the foot is overpronating.

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Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

Pearl Izumi Running Shoes. In mid 2016, they announced that they were withdrawing from he running shoe market.

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Pearl Izumi (PodiaPaedia)
Pearl Izumi Shoes (Podiatry Online TV)

Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot

Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot is a foot in which the arch is flatter due to a spasm in the peroneal muscle.

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Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot (Podiatry Arena)
Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot (PodiaPaedia)
Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot (Foot Health Forum)


Metatarsalgia is a ‘waste bucket’ term that means pain in the forefoot or metatarsal region. It could be any number of things such as sesamoiditis, plantar plate dysfunction or a mortons neuroma

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Metatarsalgia (Podiatry Arena)
Metatarsalgia (PodiaPaedia)
Metatarsalgia (Foot Health Forum)
M is for Metatarsalgia (Podiatry ABC)
Metatarsalgia (Best Running Shoes)

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a relatively common neurological problem that does affect the foot.

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Multiple Sclerosis (Podiatry Arena)
Multiple Sclerosis (PodiaPaedia)
Multiple Sclerosis (Foot Health Forum)
Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis & Management (Podiatry Apps)