Visit our Dr Foot Podiatry Clinic which is based in Birmingham City Center and caters for patients in the UK and from around the world. Patients visit our clinic for assessment and treatment for a variety of foot conditions. We offer advanced podiatric treatments for all type of complaints. Our speciality is within Podiatric Biomechanics and Sports Medicine.
Podiatric biomechanics involves the assessment of the structure, alignment and function of the feet and legs. The foot is an amazing part of the human body as it's function can have an impact on your entire body. The structure of the foot has developed specifically so that it can adapt to the surface upon which we walk. In the early stages of our evolution, the terrain upon which we walked was varied and uneven and the foot has a complex set of joints and muscles which allow this process. However, we are now required to walk on hard, flat man-made surfaces subjecting the foot and legs to low-grade but repetitive movement.
The average person takes between 5,000 to 18,000 steps per day. This low-grade but repetitive motion can place stress on the foot, legs, pelvis and spine predisposing to pain and discomfort. If you have a low-arched (pronated) or high arched (supinated) foot then you may be more predisposed to problems. However, muscle inflexibility and weakness, footwear and activity levels can all affect function.
Detailed assessment of underlying structure and function can help to identify factors that may be causing or contributing to discomfort. The use of special custom made shoe inserts (orthoses) based on a detailed assessment can help to control the way in which the foot and therefore legs function and thus reduce discomfort. However, attention to shoes and muscle strength/flexibility can all improve function.
The mainstay of all our treatment is an evidenced based approach to the assessment and management of your individual complaint. In many cases, the underlying causes and treatment option are varied and need to be tailored to the individual depending on their requirements. The Dr Foot Podiatry Clinic is one of the most advanced podiatric centres in the world.
Visit our clinical website birminghamchiropodist.co.uk for further details including costs or call 0800 195340 to make an appointment