BACK, HIP AND KNEE PAIN

Many people have chronic lingering pain in their hips, knees, lower back, shoulders, and neck, that has not responded to traditional treatment. If you are in this group, there may be a connection between the pain you are experiencing and the way your feet function. The knees, back and hips are the areas most affected, by abnormal foot mechanics or asymmetry in your gait. Below are just a few examples of the many mechanical abnormalities of the foot that can lead to pain in other parts of the body.

Knee Pain
The knee is made to bend only in one direction, with the knee facing straight forward. The knee pain can be caused by over pronation, tilting of the ankle, inward excessively. This can cause pressure in the knees, causing pain. If your knee pain is due to your foot mechanics, orthotics can be a very effective way to relieve your symptoms.

Back Pain
In 2004 in a study of  patients with low back pain, gait abnormalities were detected in all patients. 84% of the patients studied experienced improvement with the use of custom made foot orthotics. So if you feel or have been living with foot, or lower back pain, foot orthotics and change of footwear can be the solution to your pain. Call us and we will do a full gait analysis and range of motion tests to determine what causes your back pain.

Hip Pain
Leg Length Discrepancy (LLD) is a problem we commonly see that causes back pain and hip pain. Depending on the problem, treatment may be as simple as a lift or may require an orthotics (foot) patients that over pronate or supinate usually have an excessive internal and external rotation of the hip.

The Solution
Critical to relieving your pain is evaluating and treating the subtle gait abnormalities found to be a common yet untreated cause of chronic musculus-skeletal complains. At Gait Maxx Orthotic and Brace Center we can treat knee, back, hip pain with custom made foot orthotics, orthopedic foot wear, and supportive braces for knees and lower back, as well as wrist braces.