If you can can’t raise your toes at all, it is usually because of extremely poor muscle function and poor flexibility or actual joint fusion caused by surgery or arthritis. In these instances, even when Stimsoles are used in optimal footwear, the Pods’ stimulus may be uncomfortable or intolerable.
If your limited toe movement is caused by poor muscle function and poor flexibility, it may be necessary to have your healthcare professional employ soft tissue mobilization therapies prior to using Stimsoles.
If your limited toe movement is caused by irreversible joint fusion as a result of arthritis, Stimsoles may not suitable for you. The only way to know for sure is to try them.
Initially, the Stimsoles’ Pods may feel somewhat strange under your feet but should become virtually unnoticeable as your foot mobility improves. You may experience transitory aches or pain anywhere in your feet, legs, hips, or back as alignment and function improves.
Any persistent pain would be caused by pre-existing fibrotic/scar tissue or by your specific shoes’ design characteristics. If the pain persists despite changing your footwear, the cause would be pre-existing fibrotic/scar tissue. If the pain only occurs when using the Stimsoles in specific footwear, discontinuing using that footwear.