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any thoughts on arthritis of the big toe? (hallux rigidus)

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any thoughts on arthritis of the big toe? (hallux rigidus)
Hi Esther, I enjoyed a class recently. Any thoughts on arthritis of the big toe (hallux rigidus)? -J
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Hello,

My name is Kerri and I'm a Gokhale Method teacher who was trained personally by Esther. To answer your question, arthritis can be caused by a number of reasons. One cause is we often put too much weight too far forward on our feet while standing and walking. In our modern society, it's common for people to have tucked pelvises which shifts the weight forward as I previously described. The smaller bones of the foot aren't meant for so much weight bearing. Certain foot conditions may arise like plantar fasciitis, Mortons neuroma, sesamoid bone fracture and also arthritis. In our foundations course, we teach students to start by exploring what it feels like to toggle the hips back and forth and see how the weight moves to different parts of the foot. Then try to keep the weight more on the heels. I hope this helps! 

Warmly

Kerri

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