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The Big Toe Causing Havoc [news]

The big toe (or hallux) is integral in the propulsive phase of gait. In fact it carries twice the load of the lesser toes. During running the force passed through the big toe joint can be increased by two to three times bodyweight.

The key learning outcomes from the Musculoskeletal Corrective Exercise Workshop are to not only develop an understanding of corrective exercise techniques, but to understand how the body moves.  This article describes the importance of the big toe and how it affects movement.   read more