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podiatry biomechanicsScientists from the University of Queensland conducted a research that sheds new light on foot muscles. Two experiments seem to back this discovery. The first experiment involved weights being tied to the knees of two test subjects, with the scientists monitoring the responses of the muscles in their feet.

The second experiment had electrical stimulation performed. The tissues in the foot muscles caused the arch to rise during activation. Dr. Glen Lichtwark believes these findings could provide an important role in shoe design and foot rehabilitation.

Biomechanics are the parts that make up your feet. For more information, see podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee. Dr. Khaimov can address your concerns and treat your foot and ankle needs.   

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a sect of specialized podiatry that features licensed practitioners trained in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics focuses on the issues that affect the body and cause an interference with the biological structure. It also focuses on the foot and ankle’s movement and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics

-Biomechanics historically dates back to ancient Egypt, which utilized professional foot care

-Biomechanics gained a high profile in 1974 thanks to the studies of Merton Root, who claimed by changing or controlling the ankle and foot’s forces, as well as diagnosing conditions and making corrections, could be used to gain strength and coordination to the affected area.

Improvements in modern technology are based on both therapeutic processes and past theories. These help provide a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers can provide an accurate determination regarding the movements and patterns of the lower legs and feet with important information captured.

Increasing awareness and advances in available materials have helped enhance corrective methods and offer further options for foot-related injuries.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Fort Lee, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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RunnersFor one group of Canadians, barefoot running is a year round sport, and that includes when there’s snow on the ground. According to this small but enthusiastic faction, barefoot running through the snow is effective because the motion creates a metabolic reaction in the feet, keeping them warm. Rod Begg, founder of the cold-weather marathon called the Winter Challenge, is one of these runners. “You could say we’re a fringe of a fringe,” he said. “Some use the word ‘crazy.’”

Barefoot running can be rewarding but should only be undertaken if you know what you’re doing. If you would like to take up this kind of exercise, talk to a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can teach you about the benefits of barefoot running and how to avoid getting injured.

Barefoot Running

The Impact of Barefoot Running

-Running without shoes changes the motion of your running, as most running is done by landing on the heel of the feet.
-Running barefoot requires a different way of running; the landing is done on the front part of the feet.

The Advantages of Barefoot Running

-When running and landing on the front feet, the impact on the feet and ankle is reduced, this can reduce stress injuries.
-It strengthens muscles in the feet and ankles and the lower legs.
-Balance of the body is improved and there is a greater sensory input from the feet to the rest of the body.

The Drawbacks of Barefoot Running

-No protection while running, makes it likely that runners will land on sharp objects and scrapes, bruises and cuts on the feet will result.
-Blisters may form.
-Possibility of plantar fascia problems.
-Risk of getting Achilles tendonitis.

So what can runners do to make barefoot running safe? It’s best to make a slow transition from running shoes to barefoot running. Once the feet begin to adjust, try walking, then jogging and gradually increasing the distance. Minimalist running shoes may also be an option.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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TWhile design changes have improved the structure of flip-flops, experts agree they shouldn't be your sole choice of summer footwear.he summer is a popular time for wearing flip flops. Although these shoes are trendy for being summer-friendly, they also incur the risk of developing hammertoeand other conditions since the often-flimsy soles do not provide good arch support for your feet. Minimize the risk by seldom wearing flip-flops and of course choosing footwear that provides good support for your body.

A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill fitting footwear.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

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If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: With the warmer weather, people are eager to put away snow boots in favor of donning sandals and flats. At the same time many try to find shoes that can properly care for their feet.

However, the shoes that retailers sell have been proven to be dangerous for some shoe-goers; causing problems like tendon injuries and foot pain. In the spring people should always wear a shoe that has a two-inch platform and no more than a three-inch heel, according to Kenneth Leavitt, chief of podiatric medicine at New England Baptist Hospital. “Flat shoes stress the Achilles tendon and cause extensive pronation or flattening of the feet,” Leavitt explained. “Surgery is sometimes warranted for severe, chronic foot pain to fix it.”

It is important that the proper shoes are worn for protection against pain and discomfort. A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Make recommendations and help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill-fitting footwear.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

Shoes to Consider:

- Good heel and arch support
- Have proper length and width for your feet
- Avoid tight/cramped shoes
- Have many eyelets –will give feet better support when the laces are tied

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If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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