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Podiatry BiomechanicsMike Wisham of Birmingham, Alabama, lived a pretty normal life, until he lost both of his legs to ulcers at age 32. He attempted to try prosthetics, but they didn’t offer suitable flexibility in the ankle region.

This problem was fixed when Wisham was outfitted with a new type of prosthetic that contains a microchip in the foot, called the Elan. With the Elan he is able to walk more fluidly, without the fear of stepping wrong or falling.“I want folks to know the technology is out there,” said Wisham of his new feet. “That will allow them to carry on with life."

Knowing how your feet and ankles are meant to work can be a big asset to maintaining your health. If you have any questions about biomechanics, a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of the East Bay can assess your feet and advise you on the best way to care for them.

Biomechanics in Podiatry

Podiatric biomechanics is a particular sector of specialty podiatry with licensed practitioners who are trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. Biomechanics deals with the forces that act against the body causing an interference with the biological structure and focuses on the movement of the ankle, the foot and the forces that interact with them.

A History of Biomechanics

- Biomechanics dates back to the BC era in Egypt where evidence of professional foot care has been recorded.
- In 1974 biomechanics gained a higher profile from the studies of Merton Root, who claimed that by changing or controlling the forces between the ankle and the foot, corrections or conditions could be implemented to gain strength and coordination to the area.

Technological improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes providing a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers provide accurate determinations about the moments and patterns of the foot and lower legs with the most important information captured.

Advances in materials and more awareness of biomechanics have developed enhanced corrective methods, offering further options for foot-related injuries. Understanding foot biomechanics helps improve and eliminate pain.

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in San Leandro, CA, Pleasanton, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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