However, the only way to definitively determine if you have this severe abnormal foot structure is by running specific video and computer analyses.
To Eliminate Incapacitating Muscle And Joint Pain Caused By A Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity You Must Effectively Treat The Underlying Structural Instability In The Foot
Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy is the only therapy that effectively stabilizes the structural instability in this severe abnormal foot structure. When the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity has been effectively treated, the muscles heal and the joint cartilage regenerates. Incapacitating chronic pain disappears. In addition, many other body problems (not usually attributed as coming from an abnormal foot structure - but actually are) will also heal.
To learn more about the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain and The Plantar Grade Foot vs. Morton’s Foot, Rothbarts Foot and the Preclinical Clubfoot Deformity.
To learn about the only therapy that effectively treats the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read What Is Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy and Long Distance Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
The PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
One way to tell if you mayhave a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity is: Standing, raise your heel off the ground. If your inner arch appears higher when the heel is off the ground (compared to when your heel is on the ground) this is an indication that you might have a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. (See Photos below).
Millions of years ago, all of our ancestors had a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. They evolved from being tree dwellers that occasionally walked on the ground on all four legs, to two-legged walkers living predominately on the ground, as doing so made them more efficient hunters. The PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity – at that time a normal foot structure - represented the change in the foot structure that allowed our ancestors to walk on two feet.
Over the next few million years, as our ancestors became more and more solely two-legged walkers (living more on the savanna and less in the trees) the foot continued its’ evolution making it easier and easier to walk on two feet. Hence, over time, the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity started evolving into the Rothbarts Foot (Primus Metatarsus Supinatus) and then the plantar grade foot.
To be more specific; the human foot is in the process of evolving from what was predominantly a PreClinical Clubfoot structure (in which the heel bone and talus have a structural inward twist) towards a plantar grade foot (in which there is no longer an abnormal structural twist). The Rothbarts Foot (in which just the talus has a structural inward twist) represents an intermediate stage in this evolutionary process.
This has been a slow evolutionary process over millions of years and will probably take another several million years for everyone’s foot structure to become a plantar grade foot.
Presently, about 70 % percent of the world population is born with a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, which is now considered to be a severely disabling abnormal foot structure - far more disabling than the Rothbarts Foot.
If you live with incapacitating muscle and joint pain throughout your entire body, you most likely have inherited the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
What makes the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity so severe is the abnormal structural torsion in the heel bone and talus. The result of this torsion becomes apparent when we stand or walk, as gravity forces the heel bone to rotate (twist) until its’ entire bottom surface rests on the ground. It is the severity of the twist in the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity that – over time - creates debilitating chronic pain in the entire body.
What transpires is that this severe twist causes the inner arch of the foot to collapse inward and downward. When this happens, the knees, hips, pelvis and shoulders also collapse. The body, in an attempt to maintain stability, will overuse the muscles (across the postural joints) to stabilize these joints from the inward, downward collapse originating in the feet. In time these muscles become progressively tighter and inflamed.
At the same time, the weight bearing joints above the feet do not function around their anatomical neutral position (the position they’re meant to function around) because they’ve collapsed. These altered joint positions result in excessive compression and friction in the cartilage (which lines the joint surfaces) and in time results in inflammation.
The end result is severe, consistent pain which, in some cases, can become incapacitating.
What The PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity Looks Like
To the untrained eye, the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity looks like a normal foot. (See Two Photos below).