The article in Internal Medicine News, “Foot Deformities Are Highly Heritable,” states that bunions are inherited in 89% of adults younger than 60 years of age and so, if you have bunions, you can thank your parents!
Dr Hannah, a researcher in Harvard Medical School, and her team were studying 18 foot conditions (in addition to bunions) and the “specific genetic analyses to see what specific gene might be behind what is going on”.
She wrote that researchers have long suspected genetic (inherited) involvement, and state that the Framingham Foot Study (2002-2005) was the first to examine specific associations between genes and foot deformities.
Dr Hannah said that interventions are available which slow the progression of disease for patients with foot problems and are most effective if foot deformities are identified early.
Well, Dr Hannah- you were on the right track! In fact, I reported the existence of two inherited abnormal foot structures (foot deformities) that cause not only foot problems, but also chronic musculoskeletal pain through out the body. They are known as the Rothbarts Foot (medically referred to as the Primus Metatarsus Supinatus) and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
Dr Hannah’s study was not the first to examine the associations between genetics and foot deformities, as I first reported the existence of the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity (which are both inherited), in 2002.
Reading the article, I found interesting her statement about interventions being available to slow the progression of disease for patients with foot problems. While it is true that there are interventions available, many medical professionals are unaware of these two common abnormal foot structures (Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity) and so cannot effectively treat them. Hence they can only manage the patient’s chronic pain.
Sadly, I receive many letters from pain sufferers stating that not one of their doctors has ever suggested that they may have inherited a condition that causes chronic pain, such as an abnormal foot structure.
One of my patients recently wrote me this email:
“Over the years, whenever I’ve told a doctor I have chronic pain, they’ve always gone through my history and looked for a hook to hang my pain on. Most have pointed to the auto accident I was in 1989 and said ‘That’s where your osteoarthritis comes from. Osteoarthritis is almost always traced to an accident’.
Not one of my doctors has ever suggested that I might have inherited a condition that causes pain, such as an abnormal foot structure.”
Interesting, isn’t it?
To find out how to eliminate your foot pain, go to: How Chronic Pain Resulting From The Rothbarts Foot And The PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity Can Be Eliminated.
For more in depth information on the embryological development of the Rothbarts Foot, read: Forever Free From Chronic Pain
As you learn more about my innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
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Professor/Dr Brian A Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain