Human feet take a terrible beating carrying the weight of the entire body and propelling it forward with every step. After a while all this walking can take a toll on the body, especially on the feet, ankles, legs, knees and back. The problems movement causes are bad enough on healthy straight feet but can become much worse for Manhattan Beach misaligned feet.
Manhattan Beach misaligned feet are the result of the ankle bone sliding off of the heel bone causing the small, naturally-occurring space in between (called the sinus tarsi) to collapse. When you stand on feet that are misaligned, it causes a chain reaction of misalignment through the body. Your body is then forced to compensate by putting excessive strain on your ankles, knees, hips, and back. It is estimated that 45 percent of the population suffers with misaligned feet causing them to have hip pain, back pain, foot pain, pain while walking or running or even standing and plantar fasciitis, flat feet or fallen arches. Dr. Eugene Shapiro, DPM at Body & Feet has been using an innovative procedure to treat misaligned feet and strengthen the body’s walking core. The treatment is called HyProCure, which is a minimally invasive procedure that helps with long-term flexibility and the feet’s ability to handle the stress of weight. Our doctor makes a small incision in the foot or ankle and places a small titanium stent in the space between the ankle bone and the heel bone to prevent the ankle bone from rolling in stopping excessive motion.
Our practice provides relief for much more than Manhattan Beach misaligned feet. Our doctor offers a complete range of foot and ankle care services and has been enhancing the ability of the community to walk and run without pain. If you are having any problems with your feet or ankles call our office for an appointment.