Volume 15 - Issue 2 - February 2002

Orthotics Q&A »

Treating FHL: Why It's Essential For Orthotic Success

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When it comes to understanding the effect of functional hallux limitus (Fhl) on foot function, Howard Dananberg, DPM, has published over 30 articles on the subject. “Early on, it was quite challenging to convince other DPMs of the relationship of the metatarsophalangeal joint’s mobility during walking to late midstance pronation,” notes Dr. Dananberg. “Since that time, many have gravitated to the significance Fhl has on the foot and postural alignment.”
With this in mind, our expert panelists offer their opinions on the significance of Fhl and how it has impacted their biomechanical

Sports Medicine »

How To Treat Sesamoid Injuries

By Mark A. Caselli, DPM and Mohsen Khoshneviszadeh | 135652 reads | 0 comments

Foot injuries are one of the most common injuries for athletes. Specifically, among all the joints and bones of the foot, the first metatarsophalangeal joint with its sesamoid complex is the most commonly affected. It is usually clear when an athletic injury involves the first metatarsophalangeal joint complex. However, identifying the specific injured structures and arriving at a precise diagnosis can be difficult.
Acute or chronic injures to the sesamoid bones or their associated tendon and joint capsule apparatus may cause pain, limping and difficulty wearing shoes, all aggravated by even