Orthaheel - Solutions For Knee
"I suffer from a sharp
pain in the knee when walking up or down the stairs. This
pain also occurs when I leave my car or get out of my
chair. I wore a knee guard for several months which
helped only slightly: however, the pain and
crunching/clicking sensation returned..."
This type of knee pain is commonly caused by flattening of
the foot's arch. Excess Pronation - or rolling over of the foot
- causes the lower leg (the tibia & fibula) to rotate
internally. In turn, this will put excessive forces on the knee
cap and over time it will weaken the muscles and ligaments in
the knee joint. Often, a 'grinding' sensation is experienced in
the knee, combined with a sharp pain.
By supporting the arches and
re-aligning the lower limb,
ORTHAHEEL stops the leg from
rotating internally, thereby effectively taking
away this common cause of knee pain.
Outside Knee & Hip
Pain (Ilio-tibial band
A common condition in
athletes caused by abnormal friction &
rubbing of the Ilio-tibial band muscle over the
knee & hip joints. This condition commonly
exhibits a gradual but rather severe pain on
the outside knee joint and less commonly on the
outside hip section. Sometimes, simply walking
up or down stairs may aggravate this condition.
The pain usually subsides immediately upon rest
but re-occurs with activity.
controls the internal rotation of the shin bone
(tibia) and furthermore the rotation on the
knee & hip joint via the in-built 4 degree
rearfoot varus wedge. Thereby, reducing
stretching (tractional) and frictional forces
on the Ilio-tibial band muscle. Stretching of
the Ilio-tibial band muscle is advised.
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