Foot problems can be an exhausting and painful daily issue that impacts your life and abilities to do activities you love. Getting to the bottom of what’s causing them is vital and a biomechanics assessment is a great way of investigating lower limb function, and any issues you may have there.
If foot issues are keeping you from sports or simply causing issues with mobility and comfort there are a lot of great benefits to getting a biomechanical assessment. Getting your foot function and gait assessed will enable your podiatrist to advise you on the best treatment solutions for your individual feet.
The main goal is to provide long-term solutions to your foot problems, but there are other great benefits too…
What Happens During A Biomechanical Assessment?
Although the name makes it sound complicated, getting a biomechanical assessment is actually a very simple process. Your podiatrist will conduct a thorough examination that assesses how your lower limbs are functioning. This enables them to identify possible causes of pain and other issues in your feet, news, ankles, and back. It also gives them a chance to spot potential abnormalities that may need correcting.
Once this is done, treatments can be recommended to correct any issues and ease unpleasant symptoms.
The Benefits Of A Biomechanical Assessment…
Contrary to our perceptions, people aren’t usually symmetrical. One leg may be slightly shorter, one foot may arch differently. Any asymmetry in your lower limbs can affect how you stand and move during the course of everyday activities.
One of the big benefits of a biomechanical assessment is the detection of these asymmetrical traits so they can be corrected, where necessary.
Mild deformities are actually very common, and many people go their whole lives without being aware of them. And yet, they can seriously affect the way we move and cause pain and other problems. Another great benefit of getting assessed is the detection of these slight deformities, which might include a bowed leg, torsion in your pelvis, or having one leg that’s longer than the other.
Such small abnormalities may not appear to be large issues, but they can have a significant impact when your body is constantly forced to compensate for them as you stand, walk, and run. This is particularly true if you’re into sports, and struggling to get back in shape after an injury. Your assessment will ensure you have the proper support and treatment to take that extra strain off your body by correcting the issue.
When To Get An Assessment
If you are concerned about pain in your feet or have found yourself struggling to get back to full strength following an injury, it’s a good time for an assessment. There are several other good reasons to seek an assessment, such as:
- Congenital deformities
- An injury
- Pain in your heel
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Wear and tear in maturity
If you think a biomechanical assessment might help you get back on your feet (pun intended) get in touch today and book an appointment, or give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.