The forefoot and gait cycle:

The toes and forefoot are responsible for the propulsion phase of gait – that is, when your toes are flexed and your heels are off the ground to allow you to move forward to the next step. This is also when the forefoot is under the most amount of pressure, meaning that an injury to this area can begin to affect the way in which you walk. The big toe is the main driving force to allows your foot to propel you forward.

If it cannot do its job properly due to injury or degeneration, the rest of the forefoot must pick up the load, which it is not designed to do. Luckily, there are a variety of treatment options available to help with forefoot pain!

Our podiatrists commonly assess and treat the following conditions:


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