“It’s January, and it seems everyone is on a mission to get fit! But, be careful, as you could start to get some niggles, or worse if your overdo it…
This is when a biomechanical assessment may come in handy. It involves an examination of the lower limbs, looking at their structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses. The foot is a complex structure of bones, ligaments and muscles, bearing our body weight as we walk every day. It is especially important in sport due to the pressures and forces put through the lower limb. The amount of foot-based injuries people sustain in sport, is quite prolific, and so much of it can be avoided by knowing what type of footwear will best support the individuals’ needs.
If you are experiencing pain in the foot, ankle or knee or if you have a problem with your feet i.e. your arch is collapsing, then a biomechanical assessment would be beneficial for you. Everyone is different, and an assessment will tell you whether you have a problem with the joints or muscles and how this can be corrected to relieve your discomfort. You may be offered orthotics, strengthening exercises, and footwear advice to aid your recovery. Remember, the earlier you identify the problem, the sooner you can hit the sporting arena pain free and with confidence. And then you can get back to running, ruby, football, dancing or whatever takes your fancy!”
By Fiona Kumar, TCHP Podiatrist
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