Thursday, July 09, 2009

Mystery of the metatarsals revealed: Best seller

Apparently the Number 1 book on Amazon Best Sellers list for medical\allied health professions\podiatry for the second time this years is a book entitled Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In The Foot. The run away success (excuse the pun) was written by Dr. Burton S. Schuler, a foot specialist of Panama City, Florida. He details the works of Dudley J Morton and a condition known as Morton's Toe. Just why this book has become so popular remains unclear but the works of Morton and his interest in the first metatarsal were well documented. The basic premise was if the medial component of the foot was unstable (first metatarsal) then painful symptoms would result. Morton's theory fell into abeyance when it was later discovered the unstable nature of the forefoot was due to poor rearfoot/leg co-ordination.

The book is distributed by the Cardinal Publishing Group of Indianapolis,, and is available at all major book outlets, and on line at, Barnes and and other bookstores.

1 comment:

Pam Walter said...

Perhaps it's a best seller because people think metatarsal is either a) a religious sect, or b) a dirty word. :o)