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In a study led by Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, research has shown that distance extended running is not a main factor that contributes to arthritis. Extensive studies have also shown that if the knees are in good health, running doesn’t raise the possible dangers of emerging arthritis, even with people in older age.  

Researchers found that running did in fact produced pounding when striking the ground, but struck the ground less often since the subject’s strides were longer compared to walking. This finding provides a persuasive biomechanical explanation for why so few runners develop knee arthritis, said Ross Miller, now an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Maryland, who led the study. Measured over a particular distance, “running and walking are essentially indistinguishable,” in terms of the wear and tear they may inflict on knees.

If you suspect a problem with your biomechanics and believe it is causing foot pain, ankle pain, or walking instability, it is recommended to see a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salamaof Michigan for immediate consultation, care, and treatment options.

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
- 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 with the most important information captured.

For more information on biomechanics, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Farmington Hills, MI, Dearborn, MI, Clarkston, MI, or Trenton, MI.

 

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