‘Unpliable, Unadaptable Foot’

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‘Unpliable, Unadaptable Foot’:

Descriptive term more likely to be found in chiropractic literature. Possibly very common, but largely uninvestigated.
Used to describe a foot that has restrictions in one or more joints (see Passive Motion Palpation in chapter x)  unable to fully adapt to terrain when walking  excessive motion in other joints.

Three assumed causes :
arthritic condition
muscle strain
limited mobility of joints – assumed to be due to bony structures being ‘locked’ into one position by, for example, restrictive footwear.

Management:
assessment of possible causes
assessment of ‘fixations’
manipulation/’adjustments’ of ‘fixations’
patient education re use of mobility exercises

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