“My biomechanics” is often not the first answer many people will have when asked why their feet or ankles hurt, but it’s a reason that is frequently present, nevertheless.
Many of the strains, pains, sports injuries, and other causes of consistent comfort we have can be traced to specific conditions such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. But in many cases, abnormalities in our foot structure and the way we walk (gait) can be pointed to as a major contributing factor in why those conditions developed in the first place.
So when we address the biomechanics at the heart of an issue, we can not only often provide relief from the current problem, but also greatly reduce the risk of the same and similar problems from developing later on.
We posted a blog earlier this year that dives deeper into the topic of what biomechanics are and how they can affect your foot and ankle health. It’s worth a read if you wish to know more on the subject.
Here we will be looking closer at some of the treatments and methods we use to address problems caused by abnormal biomechanics – both to help with the abnormalities themselves and to address secondary symptoms.
We’ll start with a tried and true part of our treatment arsenal.