Correct toes are designed to improve foot function and as a result help to correct a myriad of foot and ankle problems, removing the need for expensive surgery or pharmaceutical drugs. They may reduce your chance of developing osteoarthritis and are a cost-effective approach to better foot health.
What are Correct Toes?
A long-held conventional podiatric view is that the feet are inherently misshapen, and they need to be corrected through the use of orthotics or foot surgery. Where these methods fail, pain is to be managed by anti-inflammatory drugs.
Dr. Ray McClanahan, inventor of Correct Toes, is a podiatric physician and avid athlete who challenges this viewpoint. He discovered, through extensive literature research and years of clinical practice, that the best way to treat most foot problems is by allowing the foot to function exactly as nature intended. He teaches his patients about the foot’s innate ability to walk and run with a perfect gait and demonstrates to them how most shoes on the market damage the foot shape, thereby compromising gait. In turn he shows them how returning the feet to their natural shape eliminates existing foot problems and prevents new ones from arising.
This is done using a Correct Toes spacer, which spreads the toes to their natural and correct position. Using Correct Toes improves proprioception, which then allows the brain to better promote balance and optimal muscle function. Finally, Dr. Ray educates his patients on choosing appropriate shoes that provide a flat surface and sufficient room for the toes to spread, thus allowing the gait to occur as nature intended. His clinical experience has shown again and again that returning the foot to its natural state treats most foot problems, and by extension, many musculoskeletal problems.
Positive outcomes achieved with the use of Correct Toes:
1. Correction of: bunions, hallux limitus and rigidus, tailor’s bunions, corns, ingrown nails, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, capsulitis, lower leg pain, and runner’s knee. No surgery or medications required!
2. Better balance in athletes, Parkinson’s patients, and the elderly.
3. Decreased injury rates in athletes, as Correct Toes allow the body to make better use of natural physiological adaptations that are hampered by current footwear available to athletes.
4. Improved performance in athletes (especially walkers and runners) by promoting a foot position that scientific studies have shown to have a 4 to 5% performance edge.
5. Improved strength and flexibility of the toes. This enhances proprioception, and subsequently the brain signals the body to move forward more naturally.
6. Less osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative arthritis), which currently plagues a majority of senior citizens, as well as a high percentage of the younger population.
Stop into your Foot Solutions location today to learn more about Correct Toes.