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  • MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE STATES WHY ORTHOTICS ARE IMPORTANT IN TREATING KNEE PAIN

THE KNEE IS THE LARGEST JOINT IN THE BODY AND IS MADE UP OF 4 BONES: FEMUR, FIBULA, PATELLA AND TIBIA.  IT IS A VERY COMPLICATED JOINT WITH CARTILAGE DISCS, LIGAMENTS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE AND SURROUNDED BY SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL MUSCLES OF THE BODY.  

INCREDIBLY, JUST RECENTLY A NEW LIGAMENT WAS DISCOVERED AND CONFIRMED.  ALTHOUGH FIRST DISCUSSED MANY DECADES AGO IT WAS FINALLY CONFIRMED BY A RESEARCH TEAM LAST YEAR.  JUST WHEN YOU THINK THEY KNOW EVERYTHING REGARDING THE STRUCTURE OF THE HUMAN BODY.

STRUCTURE GOVERNS FUNCTION WHEN DEALING WITH THE HUMAN BODY.  THIS PARTICULARLY RINGS TRUE WHEN DEALING WITH THE KNEE AND IT'S MECHANICS.  WHEN A PERSON HAS A MISALIGNMENT IN THEIR FOOT DUE TO A FALLEN ARCH OR OVERPRONATION, THIS CAUSES THE ARCH TO COLLAPSE AND IN TURN CAUSES MEDIAL ROTATION OF THE LOWER LIMB, CONSEQUENTLY AFFECTING THE MECHANICS AND FUNCTION AND PERFORMANCE OF EVERY JOINT IN THE LOWER LIMB ABOVE THE FOOT.

ONE OF THE MORE COMMON CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE KNEE IS A CONDITION KNOWN AS PATELLAR FEMORAL SYNDROME OR CHONDROMALACIA  PATELLA.  YOU CAN TREAT THE SYMPTOMS OF THIS CONDITION WITH REST, PHYSICAL THERAPY, ETC., BUT IF YOU DO NOT ADDRESS THE UNDERLYING ETIOLOGY, YOUR TREATMENT MANY TIMES WILL END UP IN VAIN.  MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THE UNDERLYING BIOMECHANICAL ISSUES HAVE TO BE VISITED IN ORDER TO HAVE A POSITIVE TREATMENT OUTCOME.

IN MY STATE OF THE ART FOOT CLINIC FACILITY WE TREAT OVERPRONATION BY PRESCRIBING CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.  THIS SUPPORTS THE FOOT IN THE NEUTRAL, NON-WEIGHT BEARING POSITION IN ORDER TO ALIGN THE FOOT, ANKLE, KNEE, HIP AND SPINE CORRECTLY.  WE TREAT THE UNDERLYING CAUSE, NOT THE SYMPTOMS AND USUALLY THIS IS EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE.

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS PRIDES ITSELF WITH PROVIDING A HIGH LEVEL OF FOOT CARE AND PRODUCTS TO OUR PATIENTS.  IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR FOOT CARE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY.

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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