If you’re in need of a Scarborough physiotherapy clinic that can help you resolve your knee pain, you’ve come to the right place. Chronic knee pain is a common complaint among the patients we treat and is often experienced after long periods of standing, walking or stair climbing. In less common cases, knee pain can be the result of conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis or trauma. Having said that, did you know that most people’s knee pain is actually attributed to biomechanical issues such as poor posture either from the feet up or the pelvis down? The good news is custom orthotics can make a remarkable difference.
3D Biomechanical Assessments for Knee Pain in Scarborough and Pickering
At the Pickering Physiotherapy Institute, we conduct 3D biomechanical assessments that allow us to accurately and quickly identify the root cause of most knee conditions without the need for more invasive testing such as x-rays and CT scans. During this assessment, if abberant mechanics are detected in your lower limbs, we recommend custom orthotics as the best course of treatment.
How Orthotics Work
Designed to correct biomechanical issues and alignment, the orthotics we build are capable of drastically reducing the pain you feel in your knees. Available in the form of arch supports, inserts or other devices in your shoes, orthotics can be rigid to provide stability and support, semi-rigid to provide shock absorption, or soft to provide a cushioning effect. Scarborough Orthotics promote even weight distribution in your feet, which then reduces the amount of stress placed on your feet and ankles, and as a result, the stress placed on your knee joints is also decreased.
Depending on your personal needs and biomechanics, orthotics can reduce knee pain in a number of ways:
- Through shock absorbing materials that reduce stress on the knee joint by decreasing the stress placed on the feet and ankles.
- By correcting the alignment of your feet and ankles, the alignment of your knees is corrected as well. If your feet have the tendency to pronate (roll inwards during walking or running activities), orthotics can correct this motion, reducing the pain you feel in your knees as a result.
- The same way orthotics can correct the motion of rolling inwards in your feet, they can also correct outward rolling tendencies (called excessive supination), which too causes pain in the knee.
- By limiting your range of motion in the right places, orthotics can help to reduce the wear and tear on your joints.
- Through the correction of structural and biomechanical issues in your feet and ankles, orthotics can reduce the pain you feel in your knees.
- If you are someone who experiences inflammation on the soles of your feet (plantar fascia), orthotics can promote proper movement to prevent overcompensation as you walk, which often leads to knee pain.
Bid Farewell to Your Knee Pain at Our Scarborough Physiotherapy Clinic
Visit the Pickering Physiotherapy Institute to finally get to the bottom of what is causing your chronic knee pain. Our 3D biomechanical gait analysis lets us source the root of your problem and prescribe you the custom orthotics you need to live a pain-free life.