Rothbarts Foot, as seen above, is also known as Primus Metatarsus Supinatus. This is a genetic, abnormal foot structure. If you place your foot on the ground, in a neutral position, your big toe and second toe will not lie flat but will rise up off the ground. This type of foot structure will lead to poor posture which can cause chronic joint and muscle pain, not just in the feet, but throughout your entire body. Your podiatrist will be able to alleviate your foot pain with various treatment methods.
Chronic Pain in Foot Questionnaire
Complete the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire to find out if you can be free
from a previously unknown, common source of chronic musculoskeletal pain
(This questionnaire is not a replacement for a thorough medical examination
nor should it serve as a tool for making a medical diagnosis.)
____ Do I have calluses on the bottom of my feet? Y N
____ Do I have bunions? Y N
____ Do I have a head forward position? (See Fig.1) Y N
____ Do I have bad posture? Y N
____ Do I have scoliosis (severely curved spine)? Y N
____ Was I clumsy or awkward as a child? Y N
____ Are my shoulders rounded? Y N
____ Do I have crooked teeth? Y N
____ Did I wear braces to straighten my teeth? Y N
____ Do I have poor balance? Y N
____ Do I have a tipped pelvis (swayback)? Y N
____ When I walk with someone side by side, Y N
do I have a tendency to bump into them?
____ Has my chiropractor told me that I have one leg shorter than the other?
____ Do I have pains that come and go in different joints? Y N
____ Do I prefer to walk barefoot around the house? Y N
____ Do I have tight and/or stiff muscles? Y N
____ Have I seen multiple healthcare practitioners in an effort to
resolve my chronic musculoskeletal pain? Y N
____ Are the heels on my oldest pair of shoes worn unevenly? Y N
(See Fig.2 )
Note - Look for unevenly worn heels in shoes
with soft rubber or foam- like heels.
Hard rubber heels may not show this wear pattern.
Thank you for completing this CHRONIC PAIN symptom description form if you have more than eight yes answers we would advise you to contact us now for an appointment
07 5636 56666
Please copy and print off and bring to your appointment
Figure 1 - unevenly worn heels Figure 2 - forward head position
If you answered Yes to 8 or more of the above questions, your chronic musculoskeletal pain can likely be eliminated by Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
Understanding the Symptoms of Your Chronic Pain Problems.
To learn how Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy works and what is involved, go to the Rothbart Therapy page and/or the Patient's Commitment pages.
If you are ready to take the next step towards freedom from chronic pain, go to the Schedule an Initial Phone Consultation page.
Do you have chronic muscle and/or joint pain that stops you in your tracks? If your pain temporarily improves when you address the problem by engaging in stretching exercises, taking pain medication, or undergoing chiropractic adjustments only to have it recur again and again, a common foot abnormality may be the cause - Rothbart's Foot
Figure 2 - forward head position