A quantitative assessment of the effect of metatarsal pads on plantar pressures.

@article{Holmes1990AQA,
  title={A quantitative assessment of the effect of metatarsal pads on plantar pressures.},
  author={George B Holmes and Leo Timmerman},
  journal={Foot & ankle},
  year={1990},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={141-5}
}
The treatment of metatarsalgia secondary to the plantar prominence of the metatarsal heads has lead to the development of numerous orthotic devices designed to decrease pressures in these areas. In spite of the considerable cost of some of these devices, there has yet to be much objective evidence of their efficacy. This study assessed the effect of a simple metatarsal pad on pressures transmitted to the metatarsal heads. Quantitative measurements of dynamic peak pressures for 10 asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING

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