Thursday, April 1, 2010
Shoe Inserts: Biomechanics Involved with Patterns
Quick Tip #2: Shoe Insert Patterns
You can learn a lot about someone’s biomechanics from looking at the shoe inserts they wear, especially in the most worn shoes. Can you tell which foot pronates (arch collapses) more? It is the right side since the material in the right arch is more worn. If the patient presented to the office with 2nd toe pain, which side would it probably be? Again, the wear pattern shows more pressure through the right 2nd toe area compared to the left.