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Assessing Foot Health

Foot assessment is a fundamental tool in classifying foot types and identifying potential problems. By analyzing the position of the foot at rest and during dynamic movement, podiatrists can infer dynamic foot function and identify abnormalities. Radiologic evaluations serve as the gold standard for assessing foot structure and alignment, providing detailed insight into bone structure and joint alignment. Podiatrists assess feet and conduct thorough evaluations, interpret radiographic findings, and develop tailored treatment plans. Through a combination of physical examination, gait analysis, and imaging techniques, podiatrists can identify conditions such as flat feet, high arches, bunions, and stress fractures, among others. If you would like to understand how your foot structure may be causing your foot problems, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with this foot doctor for a consultation.

If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Foot Surgery Specialists of Texas. Our doctors 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 offices located in River Oaks and Sharpstown in Houston, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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