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Developing a Feet First Mentality Can Help With Other Ailments

Develop a Feet First MentalityIt seems like a long stretch to go from fallen arches to lower back pain. However, when you stop to consider the biomechanics involved, it’s not so far-fetched at all. Simply stated, biomechanics is the study of a living body in motion and how the muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments work together to create motion. When any one part is deficient in its strength or capability, it places extra unnecessary burden on other body parts to make up for it.

Back pain can be a bit of an enigma. Here today, gone tomorrow and worse than ever the next night. Unless the exact cause of the pain can be readily determined, it may be difficult to diagnose other than lower back pain. Your doctor may have to begin ordering tests to rule out difference in leg length, sciatica or spinal degeneration. Have a thorough foot examination by the podiatrists at Dallas Podiatry Works. Drs. Brook and Northcutt may even suggest gait analysis to help them in their determination. Perhaps the source of your pain is not in your lower back, but rather in your feet and the biomechanics that occur between your feet, ankles, knees, hips and back. Back pain is one of many problems that can result because of flat feet and over-pronation (excessive inward roll).

If it is confirmed, during a thorough foot evaluation, that your feet are the source of your lower back pain, you may actually be in luck. This could be solved by a change in footwear, or perhaps custom orthotics that could reposition your body and with the new alignment correct the posture that is causing back pain. Once a diagnosis and recommendation is made, your sport store that sells running shoes should be able to make suggestions for motion control shoes that can make a correction that will allow you to move pain free.

It is possible the shoe itself will not provide all of the necessary correction, and Drs. Brook or Northcutt may need to prescribe custom orthotics. They do biomechanical analysis and functional orthotic fabrication that can allow you to move pain free. They have the experience and capability to observe, test and correctly diagnose you. Call Dallas Podiatry Works toll-free at 972.566.7474 for an appointment.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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