In addition to being a family doctor I am also a biomechanical joint pain hack reviewengineer. The biomechanics of the foot is particularly fascinating to me. The foot consists of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. The proper functioning of the foot depends upon the precise coordination of all these components. The foot must support your body weight in perfect balance just to enable you to stand. Imagine the forces on the foot when you walk or run.
Let me tell you how I got to this point shall I? Well, I had always been very healthy and active, but in 2003 when I was aged 42, I injured my sacroiliac joint whilst doing some gardening; it was quite simply a back problem which just didn't get better.This injury had a devastating knock-on effect and I was quickly diagnosed with the autoimmune disease erosive lichen planus (LP) which in my case causes ulceration and lesions of the skin and mucous membrane. At about the same time the symptoms of fibromyalgia began and so did my battle to get back to some kind of normal life.