What’s your foot type? : Part 3 of a 5 part series

Forefoot varus.

Here the forefoot is inverted (twisted inward about its long axis) with respect to the rear foot and the big toe side of one of the front legs of the tripod is able to touch the ground without compromising normal mechanics and collapsing medially to bring the foot to the ground.  In doing so, this foot like the rearfoot valgus foot, has to rotate internally more dramatically, forcing pronation (dorsiflexion, eversion and adduction) to occur more violently and for a longer period of time.  This action drags the knee medially and leads to the same hip and pelvic stability and external rotation challenges we discussed in the rearfoot valgus, as well as patellofemoral tracking syndromes.

A little lost? We were too. That’s why we have this blog and have come up with a the only of it’s kind “Shoe Fit Program” . Launching soon with the new website. The Shoe fit functional testing module (also available separately from the 3 part program) discusses foot types in more detail.

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