Dynamic splinting for runner's toe: a case report with gait analysis

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2009 Jul-Aug;99(4):367-70. doi: 10.7547/0980367.


We present a case report of runner's hallux limitus and the effect of dynamic splinting in reducing contracture as measured by gait analysis. After 4 months of treatment with dynamic splinting, the patient regained 45 degrees in active range of motion, and the gait analysis showed significant and beneficial changes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Contracture / prevention & control*
  • Fibrosis
  • Gait
  • Hallux / pathology
  • Hallux / physiopathology
  • Hallux Limitus / pathology
  • Hallux Limitus / physiopathology
  • Hallux Limitus / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Splints