Horwood Extension

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The Horwood Extension is an extension of the anterior edge of the foot orthotic shell to exaggerate the metatarsal parabola by lengthening the shell, generally 10mm under metatarsals 2 to 4. It was first described by Andy Horwood.

The aim is to reduce load on the central metatarsal heads which may be helpful for conditions by Freiberg’s disease.

See also:
Toe walking extension

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