Many people experience knee pain for a variety of different reasons. These reasons can include anything from osteoarthritis to traumatic injury to general wear and tear.
The knee is one of, if not the most, complex joint in the body. Generally speaking, the knee joint is where the thigh bone (femur) and the lower leg bone (tibia) meet. This structure is strengthened side to side and front to back by ligaments and cushioned by cartilage between the bones. If these structures become compromised in any way, often pain will arise.
A person’s structural alignment can also cause discomfort. As a pedorthist we look at a person’s alignment at their hips, knees, and ankles and the actual shape of the bones of the lower body. Everyone’s shape is different, and some types of alignment are more susceptible to experiencing knee pain.
Custom foot orthotics can help knee pain in 3 main ways:
1. Force distribution
If you are experiencing knee pain and would like to discuss options to limit your pain or discomfort, please do not hesitate to call 519-787-8111 or visit here to make an appointment for a pedorthic assessment.
Laura Van den Borre,