Magnetic Insoles

Magnetic Insoles are pseudoscience nonsense. They are insole with magnets that have made up claims about the health benefits of walking around on magnets.

Most Useful Resources:
Magnetic insoles ineffective for nonspecific foot pain in the workplace (Podiatry Arena)
Magnetic Insoles (PodiaPaedia)
Magnetic Insoles = Snake Oil (Foot Health Friday)
Magnetic Insoles (Foot Health Forum)
Do magnetic insoles work? (Dr The Foot Without the Doctor)
Magnetic Insoles are a Scam (The Best Running Shoe)
M is for Magnetic Insoles (Podiatry ABC)


Homeopathy is an alternative medicine practice that has been shown not to work. Any affects of homeopathy are no better than a placebo.

Most Useful Resources:
Homeopathy (Foot Health Forum)
Homeopathy (Podiapaedia)
Homeopathy (Podiatry Arena)
Damning report on homeopathy (Podiatry Arena)
Do you need Homeopathy? (Miracle Cures)
Homeopathy Does Not Work (Soapbox Sunday)
The Myth of Homeopathy (CP)
Homeopathy for Foot Problems (Foot Health Friday)
Homeopathy (Podiatry Ninja)

The ‘Shill’ Gambit

The ‘Shill’ Gambit come in an argument or disagreement when one side accuses the other of being a paid shill for the cause. For example, accusing them of secretly working for a running shoe company and promoting their product or a pharmaceutical company. It generally is used when the person doing the accusing is loosing an argument or arguing from a weak position.

Most Useful Resources:
Shill Gambit (PodiaPaedia)
“All anti-barefoot running research is paid for by the running shoe companies” (Running Research Junkie)