Bright McConnell, III, MD, of Charleston Sports Medicine is now offering computerized gait analysis using the F-Scan® in-shoe pressure measurement system. This state-of-the-art system allows doctors to “see inside the shoe,” giving them a better understanding of how a person’s foot interacts with their footwear.

The average person takes thousands of steps every day, generating a force equal to several hundred tons on the bottoms of their feet. Dr. McConnell explains, “Everyone walks a little bit differently, distributing this force in their own unique way. For some people, the distribution of force is very uneven. This creates areas of highly concentrated pressure that can cause pain in the foot itself, and can also cause misalignments that lead to pain throughout the lower body.”

“The F-Scan system helps find and address the root cause of these problems by clearly quantifying areas of high pressure in a color-coded display,” says Dr. McConnell. It also provides us with timing and gait parameters we can use to develop optimal treatments for each patient.”

Virtually everyone can benefit from an F-Scan® exam – including athletes looking to improve their performance; diabetics dealing with neuropathy; and anyone suffering from foot, knee, hip, or lower back pain.

Want to learn more? Contact our office at 843-284-5200 and to see whether an F-Scan® exam could benefit you or someone you know.

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