Another question to do with feet

Lynn Williams <lynjwilliams@...>

Does anyone know when the fashion for raising heels in conventional
farriery and vet medicine started - and where? This was developed as
a treatment for both navicular syndrome /heel pain and laminitis?

Looking back through older farriery texts (pre 1970s) the approach to
laminitis was to lower the heels and back the toe. The principle of
establishing a ground parallel coffin bone, loading the heel and
unloading the toe was, at some point, superceded by raising the heel
(justification was to prevent the pull of the DDFT on the pedal
bone)and therefore directing more weight onto the toe.


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