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July 13, 2021

I am a 68-year-old female. I have a hammertoe, bunions, and a callus on the bottom of my foot. If a person has osteopenia or osteoporosis, should they be wearing Correct Toes and doing the exercises in these videos?



July 13, 2021
Natural Footgear

Hi, CM,

Thank you for your question. The exercises demonstrated in those videos you linked to should all be helpful, unless you’re not able to flex your metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints. If you’re not able to flex your MTP joints, then you’ll not likely benefit from foot strengthening exercises until you’ve developed more mobility by performing the Toe Extensor Stretch:


In general, there are no clear contraindications in those with osteopenia or osteoporosis for doing foot strengthening exercises (though you’ll want to avoid doing too much, too soon). On the contrary, in fact: Foot strengthening exercises may be beneficial in slowing bone loss in the feet and lower legs.

I hope this info helps!

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

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