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Back, Hip and Knee Pain

Plantar fasciitisLateral Muscular Back Pain simply means muscular pain that is presents itself just above the hips and runs up your sides. The pain we are looking at comes primarily from standing and/or walking for long periods of time during the day and quite simply comes from the muscles being tired.

Approximately 85% of all Americans will experience some type of back pain making it the most common injury and the most expensive.

What we have found is that most people stand slightly tilted forward. This tilt can and does put undue stress on the hips and lower back. Quite simply, the muscles in your back are working to support your weight rather than your spine. If we can slightly realign your posture you will stand more upright offloading pressure from the hip and lower back muscles.

HappyFeet Massaging Insoles put upward pressure on the arch. This pressure causes the foot to rock slightly forward pulling the calf with it. This causes a forward rotation of the pelvis which helps to realign the spine straight up and down. Now the weight of the upper body is supported by the spine rather than the muscles of the hip and lower back allowing you to stand, walk or work for long periods of time with little or no pain. For many people the pain relief is immediate!.
The rotation of the pelvis has also been shown to help people with Sciatic Nerve issues also helping to relieve or eliminate another cause of hip pain.

Knee pain:

Knee Pain occurs when the ankle or foot excessively flexes inward or the arch flattens too much.

The resulting unstable position places added stress on the medial (inside) portion of the foot during the mid-stance and/or toe-off phases of the gait cycle. The body over compensates from the lack of stability in the foot giving a slight twist to knee.

The knees and lower back then absorb the shock, causing pain in the lower back and knees by added stress to the improperly aligned tendons and muscles. Targeted Treatment for Knee Pain will help align your feet into their proper positions. Your shin bone becomes misaligned when your foot improperly settles in the longitudinal arch. This misalignment continues up to the spinal column, causing discomfort to the knees, hips, legs, lower back and upper back.

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