After reading my website and all the information I’ve written on inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain, you may now be thinking,”‘I might have a Rothbarts Foot. The symptoms certainly seem to be there: My posture’s not that great, I think my feet twist, I do have a forward head position and I certainly have my share of chronic muscle and joint pain! But I just can’t ‘get my mind around’ having an abnormal foot structure that I can’t visually see. It seems to me that an abnormal foot structure should look, well…… abnormal. Why can’t I see that I have a Rothbarts Foot?’
The answer is:
You can see the pathology of the retained twist (more twisted than is normal) in your talus bone (bone on top of your heel bone) by the elevated and inward shape of your big toe and first metatarsal when your foot is placed in its anatomical neutral position. And you can see the results of your abnormal foot structure (bad posture, twisting feet, a forward head position, etc). But the abnormality itself can only be ‘seen’ in the inside. That is, by peeling away your skin and looking directly at the shape of your talar bone.
Sorry folks, I wish I could tell you something different – something so easy to see, so obvious at first glance that you would know without the slightest doubt that you have a Rothbarts Foot. Something like – To identify a Rothbarts Foot, look on the bottom of your foot and you will notice a big round hole, or; look at your toes, there will be 6, or; when you jump up and down an RF symbol appears on the top of your feet.
How To See If You Have A Rothbarts Foot
The only way to 100% determine that you have a Rothbarts Foot is by looking at the bones inside your feet. Theoretically, an MRI of the talar head and a protocol for measuring the talar head would provide a definitive diagnosis, but no such test has yet been developed.
However, there are indicators that the Rothbarts Foot is present, such as the questions asked in the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire as well as in my patient profile (done during your Initial Phone Consultation). The BioVector Measurement test shows the presence of the elevated big toe and first metatarsal when your foot has been placed in its anatomical neutral position. My computerized gait analysis rules in (or out) whether you walk in a predefined way (consistent with the walking motion of a person with a Rothbarts Foot).
When you have enough indicators suggesting that you have a Rothbarts Foot, there is a high probability that you have one, so it’s best to run as many of these tests as possible. All of these tests together provide a high index of probability that you have a Rothbarts Foot.
So, why can’t you see that you have a Rothbarts Foot? The answer is that you can. You just need to know where and how to look!
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/ Dr.Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with Professor/Dr. Rothbart might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read:
Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain
To find out if you may have one of two common inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.
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.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page.
If you would like to contact me regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here.
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain