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If you are experiencing any kind of pain in the feet or lower limbs, it might be worth visiting a foot health clinic and speaking to your local podiatrist about a biomechanical assessment. These sessions aim to examine the muscles, bones and ligaments in your feet and lower limbs to see which specific area is causing you pain.

Biomechanics deal with the effects of movement on the feet and lower limbs, and focuses on the overall ‘mechanics’ of your body. When any part of your feet become injured, visiting a podiatrist is highly recommended. Here at Doncaster foot clinic, our HCPC registered health professionals can perform a thorough biomechanical assessment and provide a diagnosis and the most effective course of treatment. 

Read our article below to find out more about biomechanical assessments.

What Are Biomechanical Assessments There For?

Biomechanical assessments are conducted to examine the bones, muscles and ligaments in your feet and lower limbs. Biomechanics is the science of biological movement, and studies how our joints and muscles of the lower limbs work together to help us function. When  a part of our foot or ankle becomes damaged or doesn’t function as it should, it can affect our entire movement, so it’s important to get any issues checked as soon as possible.

What Should You Expect?

When you arrive at your local foot health clinic for a biomechanical assessment, your podiatrist will  assess your feet and lower limbs to see if they are functioning normally or if you are compensating in other areas which may be the root cause of your pain. They will ask you about your general foot care, whether you suffer from any ongoing medical issues and what is troubling you the most.

Your podiatrist may ask you to walk around so they can perform a gait analysis to determine any correlation between your symptoms and the positions and function of your feet and lower limbs.

Why You Should Have a Biomechanical Assessment

If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in your feet and lower limbs, it’s vital that you visit your local podiatrist as soon as possible. Our health professionals here at Doncaster foot clinic have  specialised training and invaluable experience in the field of biomechanics,  providing you with a thorough assessment aimed at diagnosing and treating any past or present problems you may be experiencing.

If you would like to book a 30 minute assessment, please give us a call on 01302 342 971.

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What is a Biomechanical Assessment?