Biomechanic And Gait Analysis For Foot And Leg Pain
Biomechanics is the study of physical laws governing the way our bodies moves over our lower limbs. This includes body forces and physical movements and how they articulate through the foot and lower limb. Podiatrists are particularly interested in the relationship between the biomechanical aspects of the foot and painful conditions which may develop within the foot itself or other areas such as the ankle, knee hip and lower back. The study of biomechanics has established as association between abnormal function in the foot and problems higher in the body.
Our feet play a big role in our lives, carrying us around every single day. Just like the rest of our body, our feet have muscles as well! We often neglect them though, stuffing them in shoes that are too big or small, then we walk around everywhere and forget to stretch and strengthen these muscles. It is important to look after our feet before any symptoms pop up. Foot and lower leg pain are terms used to describe a broad range of common condition that affect the musculoskeletal system (bone, muscles, tendons, ligaments). Some common conditions affecting the feet and lower legs are: Shin splints Achilles tendinitis Ankle sprains (from minor to severe) Plantar fasciitis (heel pain) Heel spurs Fractures/stress fractures These are just a few of a broad range of conditions that can come about. If you feel that you are suffering from any foot and lower leg, do not hesitate to contact us and make a booking today.