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Learning About Biomechanics of the Feet

Your feet and ankles are very important for how you move. Imagine them like the strong base of a building. They help you stand up straight and walk around without falling over. But did you know they do even more? They also help you push against things when you move. For instance, you push against the ground when you run or jump. But if your feet and ankles don't move the right way, it can cause problems. You might feel pain or get hurt. The muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons in your feet and ankles all work together to keep you safe and moving. Learning about how your feet and ankles work helps you understand why they're so special and how we can take care of them. If you would like to learn more about how the feet and ankles work together to support your body or you have sustained an injury to these parts of your lower extremities, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for treatment.

If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Kevin Davis from Davis Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a particular sector of specialty podiatry with licensed practitioners who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics deals with the forces that act against the body, causing an interference with the biological structures. It focuses on the movement of the ankle, the foot and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics

  • Biomechanics dates back to the BC era in Egypt where evidence of professional foot care has been recorded.
  • In 1974, biomechanics gained a higher profile from the studies of Merton Root, who claimed that by changing or controlling the forces between the ankle and the foot, corrections or conditions could be implemented to gain strength and coordination in the area.

Modern technological improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes that provide a better understanding of podiatric concepts for biomechanics. Computers can provide accurate information about the forces and patterns of the feet and lower legs.

Understanding biomechanics of the feet can help improve and eliminate pain, stopping further stress to the foot.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Springfield, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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