Biomechanics, Aches and pain
The structure and function of lower limbs are incredibly complex. The foot alone is composed of thirty three bones, thirty joints and more than a hundred muscles tendons and ligaments. These are arranged in an intricate manner that makes it strong, stable and yet flexible enough for movement.
Foot is subject to pressure and loading forces from the ground while walking. Upon running or jumping this pressure increases and often feet are exposed to pressure as high as 20 times the body weight. This excessive pressure in combination with alignment issues, inappropriate footwear can lead to ligament, muscle or bone damage and can result in chronic pain in feet and lower leg.
At Norwest Podiatry we assess people who has pain/injury or anyone who wishes to prevent injuries. We assess your lower legs and feet through a thorough examination and provide treatment that is ideal for you.
Some common lower limb condition that we treat:
Note: Please bring a few pairs of your regular shoes for us to assess.
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