Technology had advanced to the point where it plays a role in every aspect of our lives. We can now do things quicker than ever before. Technology has now found its way into just about every single industry that you care to name, but it is perhaps the advancements in the medical field that are perhaps the most astonishing. Doctors are now able to use computers and high-tech software to quickly and accurately assess patients and sports people, potentially saving lives in the process.
While your local Yandina podiatrist is not in the habit of saving lives, he or she is able to relieve you of a great deal of pain and discomfort. After all, it is our feet that carry all of our weight all day, being put under levels of stress that other parts of the body are not subjected to. Oddly enough, it is very often out feet that get ignored when we think about our physical health, but they may actually be responsible for many of the aches and pains that we feel throughout the course of any given day.
If you have pain in your lower extremities, a visit to your Eumundi podiatrist may be what you need to do. They can very quickly see if your problems started in your feet, and they do this by bringing technology into the mix. Your local Doonan podiatrist now routinely uses something called biomechanical assessment to quickly find out what the issues with your feet may be. It’s a genius way to get to the heart of the problem, and it can all be done with one quick visit to the podiatrist.
So, what is involved in a biomechanical assessment? When the podiatrist is trying to look for issues with your feet during this test, you will be asked to step onto a treadmill for a few minutes. The treadmill being used has cameras located in several different locations, with the feeds from the cameras sent to a computer set-up that the podiatrist then assesses. The visual information displayed on the monitor clearly shows where your issues, if any, lie, and that information allows the podiatrist to design a treatment plan.
One of the most common problems found when a biomechanical assessment is performed is an issue with the way you walk. This can cause all manner of different aches and problems in the feet legs and lower back. The good news is that it can often be rather easily remedied by using orthotics, which are shoe inserts that help you walk in a way that will ease the pain you are currently feeling. Your podiatrist can ensure that these types of issues are solved by creating custom orthotics and suggesting footwear that will be better suited to your feet.