Your knee is a hinge joint and designed to move with ease when the hinge is perfectly aligned. Imagine trying to open a door or lift a toilet seat in a direction that violates the hinge; you’re asking for trouble. Now, do this 10,000 to 15,000 times each day and see what happens. This is exactly what happens when you walk around with a knee that is not in line. You create an abnormal wear and tear pattern that eventually results in pain. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. You cannot constantly stress any joint in the body every day, over and over, and not eventually have pain. Pain in not the cause of your problem, pain is only a sign that something is wrong.
Knee Pain: your feet are the foundation for every step taken. Problems with the function of the feet can have repercussions that are felt all the way up and into the knees, hips and spine. The presence or absence of a good arch in each foot puts a different twist on the knee. When the arch collapses in the foot, it triggers a series of compensations up the “joint chain” that causes the knee to rotate inwards.
Arizona Orthotics offers a truly custom foot orthotic unlike typical custom orthotics. Every orthotic is designed to completely support your corrected arch-up foot posture, calibrated to flex specific to each foot, and specific to your activity level and body weight. It can be the difference between long-term success and failure in the management of knee pain.
Contact Arizona Orthotics at 480-307-4060 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to help you get that spring back in your step. Contact us now and stop suffering!