A vessel is essentially a kind of tube that facilitates the movement or circulation of blood throughout the body. The blood in the body needs to reach the feet, among the other different parts of the body. There are several different vessels that help facilitate blood circulation to the feet. For example, the popliteal artery is one of the most important vessels in this context. Other important vessels include the posterior tibial artery, anterior tibial artery, peroneal artery, plantar arteries, and the dorsalis pedis. All of the aforementioned vessels are critical to promoting blood circulation and therefore might be affected if an individual has particularly poor blood circulation to the feet. If you are someone that struggles with poor circulation in the feet or wants to learn more about the vessels in the feet, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today.
If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Ernest Levi, DPM from Grand Central Podiatry. 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.
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