Biomechanics is the study of the mechanics of the body, especially of the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure.
In podiatry we use an understanding of biomechanics and musculoskeletal medicine to treat pain and pathologies in the lower limb and foot.
An abnormal stance and gait (walking pattern) can be the cause of recurrent postural problems which commonly include:
- Heel pain/plantar fasciitis
- Morton’s neuroma
- Flat feet
- Achilles tendonitis
- Knee pain
- Lower back pain
- Ankle pain
Orthotics (3-dimensional insoles) can be prescribed to correct these abnormalities and relieve the pain.