Maximalist Running Shoes

Maximalist running shoes are the antithesis of the fad there was with minimalist running shoes. Maximalist running shoes have lots of padding and other design features added.

Most Useful Resources:
The maximalist Brooks Transcend Running Shoe (Podiatry Arena)
Maximalist Running Shoes (PodiaPaedia)
Maximalist Running Shoes (Foot Health Forum)
‘Maximalist’ Running …. the new black? (Friday Fitness)
The next maximalist running shoe trend (Foot Health Friday)

Minimalist Running Shoes

Minimalist Running Shoes are shoe that have minimal or no design features. They are almost close to running barefoot.

Most Useful Resources:
Transitioning to Minimalist Running Shoes (Podiatry Arena)
Minimalist Running Shoes (PodiaPaedia)
Minimalist Running Shoes (Foot Health Forum)
Minimalist Running (Podiatry TV)
Critique of ‘are you ready for minimalism’ preparation tests (Running Research)
Minimalist Running Shoes (Podiatry Books)
Minimalist Running Shoes (Shop)

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome is one of the more common overuse injuries of the leg. It was typically and previously referred to as shin splints.

Most Useful Resources:
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (PodiaPaedia)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Foot Health Forum)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Clinical Boot Camp)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Podiatry Update)
Cheap orthotic for shin splints? (Podiatry Experts)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Podiatry TV)
Shoe Wedging or Gait Retraining for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome? (Running Research)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Best Running Shoes)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Podiatry Books)

Metatarsus Adductus

Metatarsus Adductus is a problem in children (and occasionally adults) in which the forefoot is excessively adducted on the rearfoot

Most Useful Resources:
Metatarsus Adductus (Podiatry Arena)
Metatarsus Adductus (PodiaPaedia)
Metatarsus Adductus (Foot Health Forum)
Metatarsus Adductus (Podiatry ABC)

The MBT Shoes

The Masai Barefoot Technology (MBT) shoes are a toning shoe that is claimed to have a number of health benefits

Most Useful Resources:
masai barefoot technology (Podiatry Arena)
Clubfoot (PodiaPaedia)
mbt shoes (Foot Health Forum)
MBT Shoes (Podiatry TV)
MBT Shoes (Podiatry Books UK)
MBT (Toning Shoe Market)
Are MBT Shoes Helpful? (Podiatry Update)
Does anyone know if the MBT shoes help heel spurs? (Podiatry Experts)
Do MBT Shoes Work? (Clinical Boot Camp)


Clubfoot is a congenital condition in which the foot at birth is in a plantarflexed, inverted and adducted position

Most Useful Resources:
Clubfoot (Podiatry Arena)
Clubfoot (PodiaPaedia)
Clubfoot in the Newborn (Foot Health Friday)
Clubfoot (Foot Health Forum)
Clubfoot (DPM Podiatry)
Clubfoot (~ talipes equinovarus) (ePodiatry)

Magnetic Insoles

Magnetic Insoles are pseudoscience nonsense. They are insole with magnets that have made up claims about the health benefits of walking around on magnets.

Most Useful Resources:
Magnetic insoles ineffective for nonspecific foot pain in the workplace (Podiatry Arena)
Magnetic Insoles (PodiaPaedia)
Magnetic Insoles = Snake Oil (Foot Health Friday)
Magnetic Insoles (Foot Health Forum)
Do magnetic insoles work? (Dr The Foot Without the Doctor)
Magnetic Insoles are a Scam (The Best Running Shoe)
M is for Magnetic Insoles (Podiatry ABC)

LisFranc Injury

The LisFranc injury or fracture occurs when there is a displacement of the metatarsals on the tarsal bone. Many different joint and bones are involved.

Most Useful Resources:
Outcome of surgically treated Lisfranc injury (Podiatry Arena)
LisFranc Fracture (PodiaPaedia)
LisFranc Fracture (Podiatry TV)
A fracture of the LisFranc Joint (Foot Health Friday)
LisFranc (Foot Health Forum)

Kohlers Disease

Kohlers disease is a growth problem with the navicular bone in the foot that is most common around the age of 5 years.

Most Useful Resources:
Kohlers Disease (Podiatry Arena)
Kohlers Disease (PodiaPaedia)
Kohlers Disease (Podiatry TV)
My Advice for Kohlers Disease (Running Injury Advice)
Pain on child arch ? (Podiatry Experts)
Kohlers Disease (Foot Health Forum)
Kohlers Disease (Dr the Foot Without the Dr)
Kohler’s Disease in Kids (Podiatry Ninja)

Laser Therapy for Onychomycosis

Laser therapy uses the high intensity light to try and destroy the fungal elements in toenail onychomycosis.

Most Useful Resources:
Laser treatment for nail fungus (Podiatry Arena)
Laser Therapy for Onychomycosis (PodiaPaedia)
Laser Therapy (Podiatry TV)
Laser treatment for toenail fungus (Podiatry Update)
New Laser for fungal nails (Foot Health Friday)
My Advice for Nail Laser Treatment (Running Injury Advice)
What is everyone opinion of laser treatment for nail fungus? (Podiatry Experts)
Laser Onychomycosis (Foot Health Forum)