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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Functional Hallux Limitus: Meaning and Email Response

What is the difference between Functional Hallux Limitus and Hallux Limitus/Rigidus?

     There is Functional Hallux Limitus (described well in Dr Jenny Sanders video below), Hallux Limitus (described in my video below), and combinations of both. For functional Hallux Limitus, custom orthotics along with self mobilization (seen in another video below) and dancer's padding (aka reverse Morton's extensions) are crucial. In its purist sense, functional hallux limitus is a jamming of the big toe joint due to pronation or some other structural issue that orthotic devices typically reverse. 

     As Dr Sander's video says try to place a form of dancer's pad in shoes that the orthotics do not fit in or crowd too much.
Dancer's Pad to off weight the big toe joint

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