Gait analysis may lead to non-invasive bunion correction
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If you have a tendency to walk with your toes turned outward, or noticeably put more force on one particular area of the foot when landing, you may have an imbalanced gait. Over time, these issues may lead to conditions like bunions, fallen arches or arthritis of the knees, hips or ankles.
As such, scientists are looking further into how to analyze gait precisely so they can identify the most effective treatment, which can range from simple orthotics to a joint replacement. Milwaukee affiliate FOX6 recently reported on the subject, speaking to Gerald Harris, M.D., of the Medical College of Wisconsin on how his lab performs gait analysis.
“What we actually do is develop mathematical models that mimic the anatomy of people that we test. It gives us twice as much information for pre-surgical planning and rehabilitation and follow up,” said Harris, quoted by the news source.
The Sports Injury Clinic further reports that gait analysis is most commonly used to examine individuals with shin splints, plantar fasciitis (also known as fallen arches), runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, knee pain, Achilles tendonitis and low back pain.