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Fun Facts About Foot Biomechanics

The feet are wonderfully complex and intricate parts of the human body. The foot is made up of a variety of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that each serve a unique and important function in supporting the foot and its movement. Many individuals complain about having sweaty feet. This is explained, interestingly, by the more than 250,000 different sweat glands that are located in the feet. In just one day, the feet are capable of producing about half a pint of sweat. This fact may seem surprising, but it is nonetheless true. Additionally, another fun fact about the biomechanics of the feet is that there are more than 8,000 nerves located in the feet. As a result, the feet are particularly ticklish body parts. This large number of nerves is generally thought to be the reason for the feet being particularly ticklish. For more fun facts about the biomechanics of the feet, contact your podiatrist, a foot specialist, today. 

If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Thi Pham, DPM from Foot Specialists of Tri-County. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

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 structures. It 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 in the area.

Modern technological improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes that provide a better understanding of podiatric concepts for biomechanics. Computers can provide accurate information about the forces and patterns of the feet and lower legs.

Understanding biomechanics of the feet can help improve and eliminate pain, stopping further stress to the foot.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Sulphur Springs, Winnsboro, and Pittsburg, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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