Evidence suggests that orthotics help relieve painful knee symptoms and possibly help prevent injury in athletes. The key may be pronation control, which in turn affects leg internal rotation leading to improved alignment. Not all knee pain can be attributed to abnormal pronation, as there are other sources to rule out, such as arthritis and ligmanetous damage.
There are several common symptoms that may indicate misalignment of the feet. You may be a candidate for orthotics if:
One side of the sole of your shoe wears out faster than the other.
You frequently sprain your ankle.
You have chronic heel, knee or lower back pain.
Your shins hurt.
Your toes are not straight.
Your feet point inward or excessively outward when you walk.
Your feet hurt in general.
For more information, please contact the office at: (562) 426-0376