The foot and ankle are highly specialized structures that absorb the weight of the body and enable us to move. Experts estimate that the force and pressure on your feet when walking can be up to two times your body weight. This pressure can increase with more vigorous movements such as running and jumping. With so much pressure on your feet and ankles, they undergo a lot of wear and tear throughout your life and are highly susceptible to injury and trauma.

The foot and ankle are a complex system of bones, ligaments, muscles, and joints that provide the structure and stability we need to move freely. If any of these components become compromised or weakened due to injury, overuse, degenerative conditions, or sprains, it can significantly impact your foot’s ability to move and function properly. When you “walk with compensation” your entire KINETIC chain—everything from your toes to your nose, changes. Your gait changes and it creates vulnerability to your spine. At REVIV we assess all components of your foot and ankle mechanics and compare that to your “gait”.

If you are experiencing foot and ankle pain, contact REVIV today at 701-566-5306 so that you can get back on your feet pain-free.