Supination Resistance

Supination Resistance is a concept of determining the force needed to supinate the foot. This is considered important in foot orthotic prescribing as it is helpful to determine how much force if needed from the foot orthotic if the foot is overpronating.


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Pearl Izumi Running Shoes

Pearl Izumi Running Shoes. In mid 2016, they announced that they were withdrawing from he running shoe market.

Most Useful Resources:
Pearl Izumi (PodiaPaedia)
Pearl Izumi Shoes (Podiatry Online TV)

Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot

Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot is a foot in which the arch is flatter due to a spasm in the peroneal muscle.

Most Useful Resources:
Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot (Podiatry Arena)
Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot (PodiaPaedia)
Peroneal Spastic Flatfoot (Foot Health Forum)


Metatarsalgia is a ‘waste bucket’ term that means pain in the forefoot or metatarsal region. It could be any number of things such as sesamoiditis, plantar plate dysfunction or a mortons neuroma

Most Useful Resources:
Metatarsalgia (Podiatry Arena)
Metatarsalgia (PodiaPaedia)
Metatarsalgia (Foot Health Forum)
M is for Metatarsalgia (Podiatry ABC)
Metatarsalgia (Best Running Shoes)

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a relatively common neurological problem that does affect the foot.

Most Useful Resources:
Multiple Sclerosis (Podiatry Arena)
Multiple Sclerosis (PodiaPaedia)
Multiple Sclerosis (Foot Health Forum)
Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis & Management (Podiatry Apps)

Maximalist Running Shoes

Maximalist running shoes are the antithesis of the fad there was with minimalist running shoes. Maximalist running shoes have lots of padding and other design features added.

Most Useful Resources:
The maximalist Brooks Transcend Running Shoe (Podiatry Arena)
Maximalist Running Shoes (PodiaPaedia)
Maximalist Running Shoes (Foot Health Forum)
‘Maximalist’ Running …. the new black? (Friday Fitness)
The next maximalist running shoe trend (Foot Health Friday)

Minimalist Running Shoes

Minimalist Running Shoes are shoe that have minimal or no design features. They are almost close to running barefoot.

Most Useful Resources:
Transitioning to Minimalist Running Shoes (Podiatry Arena)
Minimalist Running Shoes (PodiaPaedia)
Minimalist Running Shoes (Foot Health Forum)
Minimalist Running (Podiatry TV)
Critique of ‘are you ready for minimalism’ preparation tests (Running Research)
Minimalist Running Shoes (Podiatry Books)
Minimalist Running Shoes (Shop)

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome is one of the more common overuse injuries of the leg. It was typically and previously referred to as shin splints.

Most Useful Resources:
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (PodiaPaedia)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Foot Health Forum)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Clinical Boot Camp)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Podiatry Update)
Cheap orthotic for shin splints? (Podiatry Experts)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Podiatry TV)
Shoe Wedging or Gait Retraining for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome? (Running Research)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Best Running Shoes)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Podiatry Books)

Metatarsus Adductus

Metatarsus Adductus is a problem in children (and occasionally adults) in which the forefoot is excessively adducted on the rearfoot

Most Useful Resources:
Metatarsus Adductus (Podiatry Arena)
Metatarsus Adductus (PodiaPaedia)
Metatarsus Adductus (Foot Health Forum)
Metatarsus Adductus (Podiatry ABC)

The MBT Shoes

The Masai Barefoot Technology (MBT) shoes are a toning shoe that is claimed to have a number of health benefits

Most Useful Resources:
masai barefoot technology (Podiatry Arena)
Clubfoot (PodiaPaedia)
mbt shoes (Foot Health Forum)
MBT Shoes (Podiatry TV)
MBT Shoes (Podiatry Books UK)
MBT (Toning Shoe Market)
Are MBT Shoes Helpful? (Podiatry Update)
Does anyone know if the MBT shoes help heel spurs? (Podiatry Experts)
Do MBT Shoes Work? (Clinical Boot Camp)