When the arches of the feet slump, as most will at some
point, they have negative effects on knee, hip and back
posture. This is because, from the spine to the foot, all
joints are connected and influenced by changes in any
other joint in the chain. Fallen arches put a twist in the
chain that effects everything up to the spine.
Orthotics were designed to restore the
proper arch height of the foot, wearing them can help
improve the posture and health of the knee, hip and
back as well.
Postural imbalances at any joint, especially ones that
bear full body weight in standing like the knee, hip and
spine, lead to excessive wear and tear that can cause
arthritis or even disc degeneration in the spine. There
are many other things necessary for healthy joints, such
as good strength, endurance and flexibility, but using
orthotics is an easy way to insure better joint
health every day.
Orthotics can also help with several different injuries such as;
-Low Back Pain
-Flat Feet (over pronation)
-IT Band Syndrome