Pain on top of the foot

Pain on the top of the foot (which is probably dorsal midfoot interosseous compression syndrome) is becoming seen more often due to the trend to barefoot and minimalist running. The constant load on the forefoot is causing a forefoot dorsiflexion moment that is greater than what the tissues can tolerate and the pain on the top of the foot develops as the dorsal jamming of the midfoot joints. The treatment of this pain on the top of the foot is to increase the plantarflexion moments which is done by using a running form that heel strikes, using a heel raise, using a foot orthotic that has design features to plantarflex the forefoot and using calf stretching.

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