Flat Feet: Pronation explained by Panama City Fl, Podiatrist
The clinical term for flat feet is “pes planus”. According to Dr. Burton S. Schuler a Podiatrist Foot Specialist from Panama City Fl a flat footed person’s feet will turn inward, causing their arch to fall. Schuler feels this is due to a condition that causes pronation; known as Morton’s Toe. In his book about the Morton’s Toe Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot Schuler, states that the real cause of flat feet is a hypermobile (excess motion) of the first metatarsal bone that, causes a laxity of a ligament that runs along the bottom of the feet; which affects the longitudinal arch and the front part of the foot. The foot’s stability and weight distribution is affected by hypermobility of the first metatarsal bone, which causes improper weight bearing in the foot causing the arch to fall. This is “flat feet”
As Dr. Morton wrote in his 1935 book The Human Foot, “Laxity of the plantar ligaments of this segment affects both the longitudinal arch, by impairing the stability of the foot as a base of support, and the fore part of the foot, by causing an improper distribution of weight upon the metatarsal bones. In other words if you do have hypermobility at the first metatarsal bone, you will have improper weight bearing, and in turn, will lose the stability needed in supporting the arch.
This is the real reason why our arches fall. Dr. Schuler says you can now impress your friends or family by explains to them what a fallen arch or flat feet really is by saying, “Did you know that according to Professor Dudley Joy Morton, fallen arches or flat feet are caused by the laxity of the plantar ligaments, causing a hypermobility of the first metatarsal bone, which affects the stability of the longitudinal arch?”
Schuler says the treatment for fallen arches is a simple homemade toe pad first developed by Dr. Dudley J. Morton, in 1927. The toe pad is to be placed under the first metatarsal bone. The pad redistributes weight that is unevenly distributed, correcting foot pronation if a runner struggling with flat feet believes the only strategy is to change their stride, or add additional arch supports; they may be sorely disappointed over time. As Schuler points out, the problem of flat feet is structural and therefore a structural solution like the toe pad needs to be employed for optimal results.
Dr. Schuler, is a foot doctor, foot specialist, podiatrist of Panama City, Fl . He graduated from the N. Y. College of Podiatric Medicine in 1975 at the age of twenty-four, and has been in private practice for 37 years, 28 of them in Panama City He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, and the National Board of Podiatric Examiners. Dr. Schuler is certified as a wound specialist from the American Board of Wound Management, for over 30 years he has been a menber of the American Diabetes Ass. In 1982, he published his first book, The Agony of De-Feet: A Podiatrist Guide to Foot Care. He is the author of the newly published book (2009), Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In the Foot. The book is published by the La Luz Press, Inc and is disturbed national by the Cardinal Publishing Group. Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot, is the story of how one bone in your foot could be the real reason for pains thru out your whole body During his thirty- seven year professional career, he has written for Collier’s Encyclopedia and various podiatric journals and publications. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, First in Women, and other publications. Dr. Schuler has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs both here and aboard