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Can orthotics help knee arthritis?

Asked 3 years ago

Hi guys, I have arthritic knees and I'm looking for a solution. I'm an avid walker and can't imagine going without it. Are there any recommended orthotics that I should try out?

Hosea Machio

Friday, December 10, 2021

Extra shoe inserts are used by those with high arches for support, however they may cause the feet and shoes to roll out if they are overused or wrongly prescribed. This can lead to knee pain as well as compensatory movements elsewhere in the body. On the other hand, inadequate foot arch support can cause abnormal tension on the knee and hip, resulting in discomfort and pain in these joints as well.

There has to be balance between cushioning and support when selecting an orthotic. You also need a health professional who van assist you with getting at custom orthotic. Individuals with flat feet or low arches are cannot use the same arch support as those with high arches. To correct your arch abnormalities and support your feet, you'll need supportive footwear and corrective custom orthotics that fit your foot demands.

The evidence on orthotics and knee OA progression is mixed. The best evidence of orthotic advantages is for lowering foot discomfort in persons with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the lower extremities. As a result, the correct custom insert could help halt the progression of osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis in the knee. Customized insoles can be worn in your favorite shoes to prevent long-term compensatory knee joint problems.

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