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What is the purpose of a gait analysis?

A gait analysis is a tool of sorts that we use to evaluate the biomechanical process (your gait) you use when you walk or run. The purpose of a gait analysis is to understand how the structure of your feet and ankles relates to the way you are actually using them. There are various bits of information we can gather from this analysis, including your pronation style.

Pronation is a natural process wherein the feet roll inwards with every step. There is a normal range, generally considered to be around fifteen percent. Overpronation, often associated with flat feet, is a roll greater than that fifteen percent. Supination (under-pronation) usually happens with high arches and is an excessive outward rolling motion.

When you experience pain or discomfort from walking or running and aren’t sure what is going on, you may benefit from coming into our Richardson, TX office to have a gait analysis performed. Afterwards, we can take a look at the results, identify any issues, and design a treatment plan that works for you. Contact Richardson Podiatry Associates today by calling (972) 690-5374 or schedule your appointment online.