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What Are Nerve Injuries in the Feet?

Nerves are essentially cells that play a significant role in facilitating the transmission of feeling and sensory information. While nerves are located throughout the human body, nerves are also located throughout the feet. When nerves are injured in the feet, an individual may develop some injury related to nerve damage. For example, an individual might develop a case of Baxter’s neuropathy, and this occurs when the inferior calcaneal nerve is ultimately compressed. Additionally, there are other kinds of nerve injuries in the feet, such as Morton’s neuroma. This particular kind of foot injury occurs when there is a significant amount of tissue that compresses or aggravates the nerves around the toe area. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is also another kind of nerve injury in the feet. If you believe that you might be living with some kind of nerve damage or injury in the feet, contact a podiatrist today for treatment.

If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Scott Matthews, DPM, MD from Salem Foot Care . 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 office located in Wikesboro, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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