Gait Analysis & Orthotics at Sole Focus Foot and Ankle

Understanding Gait Analysis & Orthotics

At Sole Focus Foot and Ankle in Marlton, New Jersey, Dr. Dalal specializes in gait analysis and custom orthotics, which are cornerstone practices in podiatric medicine for diagnosing and managing foot and ankle conditions. These diagnostic and corrective tools are critical when it comes to identifying biomechanical issues and providing tailored solutions that enhance comfort, improve functional mobility, and prevent further injuries.

Gait Analysis

Gait analysis is a sophisticated diagnostic tool used to evaluate the way an individual patient walks or runs. This analysis plays a key role in highlighting any abnormal movements, alignments, or biomechanical imbalances that may be contributing to pain or mobility issues. 

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are precision-engineered, custom-fitted shoe inserts that play a pivotal role in supporting and enhancing foot function. Crafted based on detailed insights from a patient’s gait analysis, these devices are personalized to address each individual’s specific pain points or biomechanical flaws, such as:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Flat Feet or Fallen Arches 
  • Shin Splints
  • Bunions and Hammertoes
  • Diabetic Foot Issues
  • Arthritis in Feet and Ankles 
  • Heel Spurs 
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • And more

Treatment Advantages

Incorporating gait analysis and orthotics into your treatment plan offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Pain Relief: Significant reduction in discomfort from various foot-related ailments.
  • Enhanced Functionality: Improvement in overall foot and lower limb performance.
  • Injury Prevention: Helps in preventing future injuries and halting the progression of existing conditions.
  • Customized Care: Tailored interventions based on individual biomechanical needs.

Comprehensive Podiatric Care at Sole Focus Foot and Ankle

Gait analysis and orthotics are invaluable for a wide array of foot and ankle-related conditions, enabling patients to maintain an active lifestyle, free from discomfort. They are particularly beneficial for patients experiencing chronic pain, athletes looking to optimize performance, and those with conditions that affect walking and overall mobility.