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Posts for tag: biomechanics

April 25, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: biomechanics   Running Shoes   Footware  

What are the differences in running footwear? There are many various types of shoes that you can wear when training and all are determined by performance. Different types of running shoes include oversized, minimalist, motion control, pronators and supinators, and more. Finding the best running shoes for yourself involve taking your feet’s biomechanics, your weight, experience, and injury history into consideration.

Proper fitting shoes are essential for runners. For more information about proper shoe fitting and its benefits consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

Proper Shoe Fitting

When it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

Keeping in mind how shoes fit with the biomechanics of your body, owning properly fit shoes is vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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July 07, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Akhil Viz after completing the Cotswold 113 middle distance triathlon in under four hours 30 minutesWhen he started his training a few months ago, avid triathlon runner Akhil Viz decided that he would complete this year’s Cotswold 113 in less than four hours and thirty minutes. When the day of the competition finally arrived, he found that the swimming and cycling portions presented him with only minor obstacles as he raced to meet the goal he had set for himself.

The third and last segment, the foot race, also seemed easy enough at first, although at the beginning he had a hard time adjusting his biomechanics to running after riding a bike for so long. By the time he hit the last lap, his energy was almost depleted. But Viz pushed himself to finish, and in the end he clocked in at four hours and twenty-nine minutes, just under his target time.

Runners can often improve their performances by learning more about their own biomechanics. If you have questions about the natural movements of your feet and ankles, visit podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will explain the concept of biomechanics to you and help you use that knowledge to refine your exercising techniques.

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 structure and 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 to the area.

Modern technology improvements are based on past theories and therapeutic processes providing a better understanding of podiatry concepts for biomechanics. Computers provide accurate determinations about the forces, moments and patterns of the foot and lower legs.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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