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Digital Scanning for Orthotics and Gait Analysis

Sometimes the way people walk or stand is sub optimal. Arches may fall in or sit too high, or there could be too much pressure in one area or another. Over time, these problems can cause complications for your foot structures that lead to pain. Fortunately, the doctors at Dallas Podiatry Works are experienced in studying your foot’s structure, both when standing still and when moving, and how each affects you. As time has gone on, new technologies have arisen to make these analyses and diagnoses even more accurate using digital scanning technology for orthotics and gait study.

Digital Technology Advancing Orthotics

Digital Scanning for Orthotics and Gait AnalysisPrescription orthotics are specially made, custom fitinserts designed to provide support, accommodate deformity, offload and cushion high pressure regions on your feet. Creating these unique pieces is generally achieved by taking a plaster casting of your foot, which can be messy and takes time. Digital scanning now represents the state of the art. Dr. Joel W. Brook, Dr. David R. Northcutt, Dr. Irene Arroyo and Dr. John Baca no longer have to rely on casting to be able to assess and design custom orthotics that fit your individual needs.

Scans of your feet are taken while walking and while at rest to get an accurate picture of your foot biomechanics and structure, as well as the corrected position the doctor wants for your foot. The physicians then use the scans to build your custom orthotic devices.

Digital Gait Analysis

Gait analysis is the study of human locomotion. Experts like Dr. Joel W. Brook, Dr. David R. Northcutt, Dr. Irene Arroyo and Dr. John Baca study your feet and your stride as you walk and run to determine if there are any correctable anomalies in your feet, ankles or legs that could result painful conditions. Technology has advanced to help make more accurate analyses, allowing the experts to better diagnose and treat problems. Digital scanning techniques compile information about your foot and ankle mechanics while moving and help the doctors determine if your footfalls are correct. If your feet or ankles roll in (pronate) or roll out (supinate), this can cause abnormal regions of stress resulting in pain. Once you have learned more about your particular gait patterns, the doctors can work with you to develop a plan to support your feet, whether through orthotics or gait training, to eliminate pain and reduce risk of injury.

Don’t ignore your foot and ankle pain. Increasingly accurate and advanced digital technology makes it easier to asses, diagnose, and develop a plan to treat your feet. Digital scanners can help the doctors assess your individual biomechanics and gait patterns so that a customized remedy can be developed to address your unique needs. So don’t wait any longer to address your needs. Contact Dallas Podiatry Works for an appointment or more information. You can reach our office by calling either of our two Texas locations—(972) 566-7474 for the Dallas office; (972) 943-3323 for the Plano location—or by visiting the website contact page.

"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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