Transformation - Lucy 4 weeks


This is an email consult which began November 10, 2012. It's another great excellent example of how much the foot can change with very little "work" being done. Nature does the work. The heels were left alone and the foot has widened, decontracted, and become rounder in only 4 weels.

Nature works faster when we don't try to force things.

Lucy LF sole Nov 2012


November 10, 2012


This is the left front prior to my giving trimming instructions to the owner. The sole ridge is very distinct. The heels are contracted, as is the frog, which is also weak and infected.

The instructions were to do nothing but bevel the toe following the ridge, but remaining in front of it.

Lucy LF sole Dec 2012


December 7, 2012


This photo shows a much rounder foot, straighter bars and wider heels.  In only 4 weeks.

The foot is clearly saying it is trying to rebalance - shown by the wider area needing to be trimmed on the right - which is flare.  Flare should always be addressed from the bottom, and not from the top.



Lucy LF sole angle Dec 2012


December 7, 2012


This is another view of the sole clearly showing the ridge.



Lucy LF lateral Nov 2012


November 10, 2012


This is the left front and clearly shows the new growth is very apparent. The goal of trimming is to bevel the toe to prevent the new growth from being pulled forward.



Lucy LF lateral Dec 2012


December 7, 2012 


The new angle of growth is being maintained. The distortion is more noticeable as it grows out and the difference becomes more marked.  The back of the foot can be seen to be wider, and the new growth is already very close to the ground - despite the heels not being trimmed.



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