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FOREFOOT VARUS
A forefoot varus can be caused by one of the following situations:
  • A congenital osseous deformity in which the forefoot is relatively inverted to the rearfoot.  This deformity can be seen when the subtalar joint is held in the neutral position and the midtarsal joint is maximally pronated
  • An acquired soft tissue adaptation of the forefoot in an inverted or supinated position around the longitudinal axis of the midtarsal joint
FOREFOOT VARUS view

Forefoot Varus view

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Orthotic solution Case of use
Physiologic shoe
  • Palliative and preventive treatment
  • Flatfoot caused by a forefoot varus
  • Flexible and semiflexible deformities
Exercises for Gastrocnemius stretching
  • Palliative and preventive treatment
  • Flatfoot caused by a forefoot varus
  • Flexible and semiflexible deformities
Functional  Insole
  • Corrective treatment
  • Flatfoot caused by a forefoot varus
  • Flexible and semiflexible deformities

Information source
Article (English) Footmaxx 5 Most Common Foot Deformities. The Five Most Common Pathomechanical Foot Types (Rearfoot varus, forefoot varus, equinus, plantarflexed first ray, forefoot valgus).
Web (English) http://kenva.wordpress.com/2008
Article (English) "Forefoot varus and supinatus" Content Approved by: Head of Podiatry Page maintained by: Podiatry Webmaster Last Updated: August 20th, 2002.
Article (English) "Significant forefoot varus deformity resulting in progressive stress fractures of all lesser metatarsal bones." J Foot Ankle Surg. 2007 Sep-Oct; 46(5):394-7. van der Vlies CH, Ponsen KJ, Besselaar PP, Goslings JC.
Article (English) Forefoot Varus: The "Traditional Theory" Begins. Manual articles - esp. Kidd's article Michaud.