There are many causes for knee pain. First you must
determine there are no serious problems such torn cartilage or
tendons. Inflammation can also cause pain and are usually
considered to be arthritis or
According to Australian
Podiatrist Phillip Vasyli knee pain is commonly caused by flattening of the foot's arch.
This is called excess pronation (rolling over of the foot) and causes the lower
leg (tibia &
fibula) to rotate inward. This
puts excessive force on the knee cap and over time it will weaken
the muscles and ligaments in the knee joint. Often, a slight grinding
sensation is experienced in the knee, combined with pain. In this
Knee Pain Video he
demonstrates how this process takes place and how to correct it
with proper othotic support.
In cases where this is the issue a
Orthotic insert or
Orthotic sandal can
correct the pronation and reduce
the stress on your knees. Over time your painful symptoms
should subside as well. If orthotics are going
to work, customers will usually notice results within the
first few weeks of wearing them. The initial break in period
is about a week to 10 days where your feet adjust to wearing them.
During this time you may want to start out wearing them for only a
few hours at a time. D-Med Inc. offers a full 90 day
satisfaction guarantee, so that will give you more than enough
time to see if orthotics will help with your foot problems.
There are several different types of
orthotic inserts to choose from as well as several sandals and
flip flops. Each is designed to work best with whatever shoe
or activity for which you want to use them.