Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Muscle and Joint Pain

The rear foot is in its anatomical neutral position when its’ joint spaces from side to side and front to back are even and uniform. This means that there is no deviation or variance in the thickness of the joint space from side to side and front to back.

As a result of this elevated big toe, the foot must abnormally rotate (twist) forward, downward and inward (abnormal pronation) until the big toe and its’ adjoining metatarsal rests on the ground (See Photo below).

When weight is applied to this abnormal foot structure, gravity forces the heel bone to rotate (twist) until the entire bottom surface of the heel bone rests on the ground. This rotation of the heel bone causes the inner arch of the foot to flatten. The result is that the foot rotation is much more severe in the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity than it is in the Rothbarts Foot. The more severe the rotation (foot twist), the more severe the chronic pain.


How Can You Treat Chronic Muscle And Joint Pain Caused By An Abnormal Foot Structure?

Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is the only known cure for the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. For information on this highly effective therapy that permanently greatly reduces or completely eliminates chronic muscle and joint pain that is caused by these two abnormal foot structures, read about Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.

Reading this website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures I discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with Professor/Dr. Rothbart might be helpful.

Deformity. Though on this website I usually write about these foot structures in layman terminology, the following is a more technical introduction.


Primus Metatarsus Supinatus – The Rothbarts Foot

[Rothbarts Foot] The Rothbarts Foot is the result of incomplete torsional development of the talus (the bone that sits on top of the heel bone) that occurs approximately between the eighth and ninth week of pregnancy. The result of this incomplete development of the talus is that when the rear foot is placed into its' anatomical neutral (correct) position, the big toe and its’ adjoining metatarsal are inwardly twisted and elevated off the ground (See Photo below).

A recent report indicates that more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain.  Despite this staggering statistic, most healthcare providers are not yet familiar with the two inherited abnormal foot structures that are a common cause of chronic muscle and joint pain. So if you want relief, it’s up to you, the chronic pain sufferer, to educate yourself.

The two common abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain are the Primus Metatarsus Supinatus (known as Rothbarts Foot) and the PreClinical Clubfoot 


This abnormal pronation results in misalignments of all the weight-bearing joints, from the feet to the jaw. If not successfully treated, the end result is chronic muscle and joint pain, often in the entire body.


The PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity

Of these two abnormal foot structures, the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity is by far the more severe. It is a devastating, malignant foot structure that creates misery and chaos in the entire body.


  •    PreClinical – A word indicating a precursor or milder form of a condition
  •    Clubfoot   – A congenital malformation in which the entire foot is structurally twisted inwards
  •    Deformity   – A misshapen alteration of the natural form


Hence, a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity is a precursor or a milder form of a Clubfoot Deformity.

The PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity is an embryological foot structure in which the calcaneus (heel), talus (bone sitting on top of the heel bone) and metatarsal bones (bones in the front part of the foot) are twisted inward (See Photo below).