The way in which we all walk is very unique and hardly any one does it exactly the same way. There are plenty of different major as well as subtle minor variations. These variants might help to recognize individuals on CCTV footage as a part of forensic investigations as well as being valuable in gait studies to analyze clinical disorders. There are now authorities in the evaluation of gait for the forensic recognition. As well as that there are now some really innovative equipment and methods for the clinical gait analysis. Both the forensic and clinical gait analyses give attention to just what makes us distinctive in the manner which we walk and to measure those variants.
One of those varieties is what is often known as an abductory twist. This is frequently observed in clinical gait analyses because it can have implications for the treatment of biomechanical issues. When we walk, as the heel comes of the ground, the hindfoot should comes up straight. However, in a some people just as the heel comes of the ground there may be a rapid motion of the heel medially or towards the opposite foot. Often it is only apparent to those who are familiar with looking for it or on a video clip when the video is slowed down. There are a few possible causes of this. One is overpronation of the foot, which is a rolling of the ankle joint inwards and a collapse of the arch of the foot. A different probable reason is a functional hallux limitus which is a issue with the big toe joint not working correctly. There is some discussion if this really is a clinical problem or not. This is because many consider this as a symptom of the problem instead of an actual condition. They argue that treatment ought to be geared towards the reason why rather than the abductory twist. The existence or lack of an abductory twist could also be part of the forensic inspection.