We are talking about a medical gait analysis, not the superficial one in a specialty store to determine shoe choice. A full analysis includes observing your stride with a trained eye, statistical measurements, and video of running on a treadmill, among other things. The goal is to get a true picture of your total movement patterns, not just your pronation style.
You employ many habits while standing, walking, running or doing any other activity which are affected by your body’s level of stability (balance), flexibility, and muscle strength. Very few people have a perfect gait—most of us compensate for an abnormality in some way or other.
A full analysis can help us pinpoint those areas of compensation. The podiatrists at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona can use this information to look for treatments like orthotics, physical therapy or other remedies that can help realign your bones and make your movements more efficient and less painful.
If you suffer from foot pain, this type of analysis may help. Contact our offices in Metro Phoenix by calling the following numbers:
Chandler, AZ (480) 963-9000
Gilbert, AZ (480) 981-1800
We’ll help you decide your next steps for pain relief.