Plantar Pressures with Arch Support Taping
In further support of the technique above, this case was supplied to us from a clinician in the USA. The subject was suffering with pain in the region of the 2nd MTP joint with a history of Moreton’s Toe and surgery. The arch support technique resulted in a measurable reduction in loading through the symptomatic region.
Mechanical Effect – pressure changes in weight bearing with the arch support technique. In this case it has reduced weight bearing on the medial aspect of the forefoot, particularly the first and second MTP joints as evidenced by the reduction in signal intensity on the medial forefoot of the right foot (taped) of the left pairing when compared to the right pairing. Similarly, an increase in weight bearing is noted laterally on the taped foot (right) in the left pairing when compared to the untaped version (right pairing).