Insoles for Functional Hallux Limitus (Big Toe Joint Pain)
If you experience pain in your Big Toe Joint when wallking or running, you're almost certainly suffering from Functional Hallux Limitus, a condition where the range of motion at the joint of the big toe is limited during gait but where full movement is achieved when the arch of the foot is properly supported. The joint does not have the flexibility required to distribute pressure from normal movement of the foot and instead increases the pressure on this "locked" joint. Arthritis can easily develop and movement can be lost completely if left untreated. This condition progresses to become Hallux Rigidus (or Structural Hallux Limitus).
Symptoms are pain and stiffness in the joint of the Big Toe (Hallux) during normal activities such as walking, running and squatting.
Over-pronation directly affects and limits the range of movement of the Hallux (Big Toe). Well-fitting orthotics will support the arch of the foot, allowing full movement of the joint and better distribution of pressure. Soft, non-supportive insoles will be ineffective.
The following insoles for Hallux Limitus were researched and developed by lower-limb biomechanics experts at the University of Salford (Manchester, UK) during a two year research project. Salfordinsole™ is a trusted clinical brand used throughout the UK podiatry profession.