Why should you perform a biomechanical footprint study?

A biomechanical study of the footprint and gait consists of a series of tests performed to assess how the foot and lower limbs behave when walking and/or running. It is indicated for patients of any age, from children to the elderly, including athletes.

What does it consist of?

It consists of a muscular and articular exploration of the lower limbs, scanner of the plantar footprint, study of plantar pressures in static and dynamic with computerized platform, videotaping of the gait (of the race also in case of athletes). In parallel, the podiatrist may prescribe/perform complementary tests to refine the diagnosis (ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, CT, etc).

The steps to follow are:

  1. Complete anamnesis of the patient.
  2. Joint and muscle examination of lower limbs.
  3. Assessment of plantar footprint, load test and foot position in support.
  4. Study of plantar pressures with computerized platform in static and dynamic.
  5. Videorecording of gait and/or running.
  6. Complementary tests.
  7. Diagnosis and treatment.

What pathologies can be treated?

Numerous pathologies can be treated such as degenerative joint processes, valgus flat feet, varus feet, tendinopathies, gait disorders in children, plantar fasciitis, etc..

Treatments can range from custom-made insoles, physiotherapy, ultrasound-guided infiltrations/medication to surgery.

Benefits of the biomechanical study

It will detect basic structural alterations that if not treated early will end up producing future secondary pathology. We will also detect alterations that may be producing a current musculoskeletal pathology, so that we will also act on the origin of this pathology, accelerating recovery and avoiding recurrences.