The challenge for most of us is that rarely are our left and right sides of our body symmetrical.

This can also be equally observed in our feet and legs. Add to this the possibility of minor deformities such as a torsion in your pelvis, a bowed leg, or one leg being longer than the other, then it is little wonder that when we stand, walk or run our bodies have to cope with, and then compensate for these anomalies.

As your body moves to make these compensations your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons suffer undue strain as they begin functioning in an abnormal or compromised manner. Left in this state these structures will become inflamed or injured.

Undertaking a Biomechanical Assessment with a qualified podiatrist will involve an examination into your lower limb function in search of these potential abnormalities and compensations. What is being looked for are the underlying possible causes of heel pain, knee pain and potentially even lower back pain.

A full Biomechanical Assessment will include:

  • A range of motion assessment of your feet and legs
  • Muscle testing
  • Gait analysis – this involves observing you walking on a treadmill to better understand what is happening during your gait.

Once the causes of your problems have been identified your podiatrist can develop a tailor-made treatment plan to improve your symptoms.

Contact Bentley Podiatry today for more information.