Studies show that up to 70% of the American population experiences foot, knee and low back pain related to poor foot mechanics. This limits their ability to participate in sports and daily activities such as walking without significant pain.
Overpronation or excessive inward roll of the foot during walking or running is the most common form of foot dysfunction. This action impacts shock absorption in the foot and places the lower leg in a biomechanically unfavorable position that stressess the body’s tissues and can lead to muscle and joint pain in the foot, ankle, knee and low back.
Orthotics help restore optimal positioning of the bones and ligaments of the foot by providing support, stability and cushioning in specific areas of the shoe. A properly made orthotic can relieve pain in an individuals feet and legs and improve tolerance to activities such as standing, walking and running.