If your gait, or the way you walk, causes you pain and hinders your quality of life, a gait analysis can help. The experienced medical team of podiatrists at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, diagnose poor gait using gait analysis, and treat the condition to prevent pain and injury. Call to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Your gait is the pattern of how you walk, and an abnormal gait puts you at risk for feet and other injuries. Health conditions that can cause gait abnormalities include:
Gait abnormalities can hinder the quality of life by causing pain in your neck, back, hips, knees, legs, ankles, and feet.
Gait analysis is also known as motion or walking analysis, and is a comprehensive evaluation of the way you walk and stand. The team of doctors at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine complete a gait analysis to identify sources of nerve, muscle, or skeletal problems, as well as manage diseases affecting gait.
Your doctor uses observation and advanced technology to analyze your gait through treadmills with sensors and computerized video cameras to analyze motion, pressure, and force of steps.
In addition to going over your medical history and completing a physical exam, your gait analysis may include:
A gait analysis takes about an hour to complete, and you must be able to take at least 10 unassisted steps to be a good candidate.
If poor gait is causing pain or other health problems, the team of doctors at the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine work with you to come up with a treatment that best fits your needs. Physical therapy, surgery, or using mobility aids can help.
When you’re ready to find out what’s causing abnormal gait and correct the problem to ease your pain, call the Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine, or book an appointment online today.