FOOT HEALTH INFORMATION
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If you are experiencing pain, we recommend visiting your family doctor or podiatrist immediately.
If you are experiencing knee pain, one recommendation is to have it properly diagnosed by a physician that specializes in knees.
The feet can have a dramatic effect on knee pain. The foot can be a predisposing factor in knee stress, strain and discomfort based on the fact that the foot bone is connected to the ankle bone, and the ankle bone is connected to the leg bone, the leg bone is connected to the knee bone, and the knee bone is connected to the hip bone, and so on.
As we walk and the foot excessively pronates, it internally rotates and twists the knee. With eight to twelve thousand steps a day, this rotation over a period of time can start to put stress, fatigue and strain on the knee region.
Often times individuals will seek out medical attention to treat the symptoms, but they don't realize that the cause of the symptoms may exist in the foot. If you stabilize the foot with a footbed like Superfeet, you can reduce knee stress and pain by reducing the amount of rotation in the knee area.
There have been situations where people will choose to try a footbed, to either make the shoe more comfortable or help to make the foot more comfortable, and it may create knee pain. If this is the case, it is recommended that you take the Superfeet footbeds out and do not use them until you consult your doctor regarding the knee pain and its cause.
Some of this knee pain from using the footbed is aggravated because the foot and knee are used to being in one position. As you introduce the footbed into the arch system of the body and it changes the alignment of the knee, the net result of that change may be knee discomfort.
Although, in most situations when knee pain exists, the Superfeet footbed or corrective orthotic will add comfort and help to reduce the strain and stress in this area.