Computerized Gait Analysis
Gait is defined as the way that a person walks. Podiatrists often need to analyze the way you walk to see if an injury or deformity is affecting your gait. Computerized gait analysis elevates the evaluation to computerized precision.
Gait analysis is one of the tools the podiatrists at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers use to diagnose a foot injury or ankle problem. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain, call us at 561-793-6170 today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Royal Palm Beach podiatrists and foot doctors throughout Palm Beach or click here to request an appointment.
What is Computerized Gait Analysis?
During a gait analysis test, the doctor might have you run or walk on a treadmill and record your movements. The computer then analyzes your walking or running gait using special software.
How does computerized Gait Analysis Work?
Computerized gait analysis helps podiatrists analyze how your gait might be affecting your ankles and feet. If you gait is off, it could be causing injuries. The computer calculates things like trajectory, balance, movement, and motion. The podiatrist will pay special attention to the video of your walk to see how your gait is affecting your ankles and feet.
Computerized gait analysis diagnoses problems associated with your gait, or the way you walk. A sports motion analysis is a type of gait analysis can help identify if your movements during sports are causing you pain or injury. In other cases, it is performed to diagnose a problem with your ankles or feet.