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5 Ways Orthotics Can Help Your Knee and Back Pain

Are you fighting a daily battle against knee and back pain? The frustration of not being able to play with your children because of nagging knee and back pain, or the heartbreak of watching from the sidelines as your friends play the sport you love. If you’ve experienced this, you don’t need to accept the cycle of discomfort and despair. Orthotics can be a game-changer in overcoming this emotional toll, and can allow you to conquer your knee and back pain without relying on painkillers, or worse, surgery (ouch). In this article, you will delve into how orthotics can provide you with the relief you need, giving you the freedom to embrace life’s adventures once more.

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are custom-made, specialized insoles or inserts designed to fit comfortably inside your shoes. Orthotics are uniquely crafted to your feet’ specific needs, they are personalized to address your individual foot structure, alignment, and any existing conditions or concerns.  In a nutshell, they help prevent knee and back pain robbing you of your daily livelihood.

5 Ways Orthotics Can Help Your Knee and Back Pain 

Enhanced Foot and Ankle Support

Your feet are the foundation of your body. If they’re not properly aligned, it can lead to a chain reaction of pain, affecting not only your feet but also your knees and back. Orthotics can help by giving you additional support and stability to your feet and ankles. This added support can reduce the strain on your knees and lower back, helping you move with greater ease and less discomfort.

Aligned Gait and Posture

Orthotics are custom-made to fit your unique foot shape and address any abnormalities or imbalances. They can correct issues with your gait (the way you walk) and posture, which are often contributing factors to knee and back pain. By promoting proper alignment, orthotics can help distribute your body weight more evenly, reducing stress on your joints and preventing pain from worsening.

Shock Absorption

Walking or running on hard surfaces can send shockwaves through your lower body, particularly affecting your knees and lower back. Orthotics are designed with cushioning materials that absorb some of this impact, acting as shock absorbers for your feet. This feature reduces the stress on your joints and can significantly alleviate knee and back pain, allowing you to stay active and pain-free.

Improved Muscle Function:

Weak or imbalanced muscles around your knees and lower back can contribute to chronic pain. Orthotics can help activate and support the muscles that play a crucial role in stabilizing these areas. By improving muscle function, orthotics can enhance your body’s natural ability to protect and heal itself, providing long-term relief from discomfort.

Customized Relief:

One of the most significant advantages of orthotics is their tailor-made design. They are crafted to address your specific needs, taking into account your unique foot structure and any existing conditions. This personalization ensures that you get the most effective and targeted relief possible, making orthotics a valuable tool in your battle against knee and back pain.

How Long Do Orthotics Last?

Orthotics, on average, will last an average of 3 years. However, some people may need to replace theirs every year, while others can last over 5 years! No case is the same. What is the same, is the relief felt by your knees and back – allowing you to get back to the activities you love.

BONUS: Download Our Free Expert Report

Knee pain doesn’t need to rob you of your freedom. Read our expert report titled The 5 Habits You Can Learn to Best Care For Your Knees. The report features proven stretches, exercises, and other key information to help you wave goodbye to knee pain. Written by expert physical therapist Kimberly Schwarze. Say hello to a pain-free life.

Pairing Orthotics  with Physical Therapy

You don’t deserve to be robbed of the joy of playing with your children or enjoying that daily run. Pairing orthotics with physical therapy is a powerful alliance that can accelerate your journey to pain relief and improved mobility.

At Highland Physical Therapy, you are provided with customised orthotic support, with expert guidance and targeted exercises, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your well-being.

Physical therapy will enable you to have a more guided approach to your knee pain treatment, and our expert team would also be able to perform other treatments such as massage, stretching and exercises. Along with our expert-guided therapy sessions, we provide tailored stretches that can be your secret weapon in combating chronic discomfort or recovering from an injury. When these two are paired together, they form a dynamic duo that can drastically improve your quality of life.

Speak To Our Foot Pain Experts For Free

We understand that everyone’s journey to wellness is unique, which is why we’re offering special (Free!) foot scan assessments. This thorough evaluation will give us the insights we need to create a personalized treatment plan for you. This free assessment could be the life-changer you need to kickstart your roadmap to recovery.

If you’re unable to visit our clinic, we provide the option of a free telephone consultations (We love to speak with you all!). Our expert team are ready to answer all of your questions and provide you with the best options for your future.

Reach out to Highland Physical Therapy today – your body will thank you!

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