Surely, it’s better not to develop painful foot problems in the first place. But, before you start worrying that maybe you should stop walking, playing sports or wearing your favorite shoes, let’s look at the real cause of many of these painful foot problems.
Let’s trace these painful foot symptoms back to their source.
Note – for ease of understanding, I have left out some details/steps in the following sequences
- An abnormal foot structure causes the foot to twist, which can result in a bunion.
- An abnormal foot structure causes the foot to twist which can result in plantar fasciitis.
- An abnormal foot structure causes the foot to twist, which can result in hammertoes.
- An abnormal foot structure causes the foot to twist, which can result in Mortons Neuroma.
The Surprising Source Of Chronic Foot Problems
As you can see, bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis and Morton’s Neuroma are not a cause in themselves. They are merely symptoms of an underlying cause – an abnormal foot structure – and most likely one of two common inherited abnormal foot structures called the Rothbarts Foot and Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity.
If you have a bunion and have it corrected surgically, in time this deformity will most likely reoccur because the underlying cause that first produced the bunion has not been effectively treated.
If you have a hammertoe and have the tendons lengthened and the toe joints repaired (so that the toes are straight) in time this toe deformity will most likely reoccur because the underlying cause that first produced the hammertoe has not been effectively treated.
If you have plantar fasciitis and you treat it with anti-inflammatories, steroids, taping and/or physical therapy, your inflammation and pain will diminish, but in time the plantar fasciitis can reoccur because the underlying cause that resulted in plantar fasciitis has not been effectively treated.
If you have Morton’s Neuroma and you inject the nerve tumor with a steroid to diminish the inflammation and swelling, the pain will go away, but in time it can reoccur because the underlying cause that resulted in Morton’s Neuroma has not been effectively treated.
The Rothbarts Foot and Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity are the underlying cause of each of the above painful foot problems. If you want to get rid of your chronic foot pain, get at the cause.
To find out if your chronic foot problems may be coming from an inherited, abnormal foot structure, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.
To read technical information on foot problems caused by the Rothbarts Foot and Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity, go to my research blog.
As you learn more about my innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
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And if you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page.
Professor/Dr Brian A Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain