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Dislocating the Toes

If an individual does not take proper care of the bones in the feet, then they could be subject to many different conditions. For example, bones may break or fracture. They could even be subject to a stress fracture. In particular, the bones in the feet might also be dislocated. A dislocation can form when the bones in the joint are completely separate. As a result, the bones can move out of their natural position. This dislocation phenomenon can occur in the bones of the toes. If there is a case of a dislocated toe, then a medical professional might treat this in several different ways. For example, the dislocated toe might be addressed by wearing a splint or cast. The affected toe may also be addressed by buddy-taping it to another toe. If you are someone that is concerned about dislocated toes, it is suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who will be able to help you with the correct treatment options.

If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Steven Shlonsky from Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Shlonsky 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 Louisville, KY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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