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With summer right around the corner, boots and closed off shoes seem to be looked at as a fad of the past. Now, with more people wearing flip flops and other types of sandals, their feet are becoming more exposed. Having your feet exposed can a risk of many dangers.
Shoes like gladiator sandals which women love to wear are trendy and stylish but do not provide a lot of support for one’s foot or ankle. This can throw off the biomechanics of their feet leaving them at risk of developing a very serious and intense foot injury or condition. It is suggested that if you are planning to walk for a longer period of time outside or know that you are going to be on your feet for a while, that you should wear sneakers that guarantee support for your foot and ankle.
If you suspect a problem with your biomechanics and believe it is causing foot pain, ankle pain, or walking instability, it is recommended to see a podiatrist, like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC for immediate consultation, care, and treatment options.
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 structure and focuses on the movement of the ankle, the foot and the forces that interact with them.
A History of Biomechanics
- 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 to the area.
Modern technology improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes providing a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers provide accurate determinations about the forces, moments and patterns of the foot and lower legs with the most important information captured.
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