Lower Back Pain

Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

  • Sciatica refers to pain or discomfort associated with the Sciatic Nerve.
  • Sciatic Nerve (lower back) pain is a sharp or burning pain that radiates from the lower back or hip and follows the path of the sciatic nerve to the foot.

How can orthotics help with sciatica?

  • A pronated heel entraps the sciatic nerve. Back pain can be lessened by stabilizing the movement of the ankle, therefore affecting the alignment of the heel.

 

Sacroiliac Syndrome

What is Sacroiliac Syndrome?

  • Sacroiliac syndrome is a condition in which you experience pain in your buttocks.

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What causes Sacroiliac Syndrome and how can orthotics help?

  • One of the causes of Sacroiliac syndrome is when the foot overpronates as it changes the internal rotation of the lower limb
  • This internal rotation renders into the extension of the pelvis
  • If mechanics of the feet are not symmetrical a conflicting rotation at the sacroiliac joints may occur, thus causing irritation.  

This syndrome often represents as a leg length discrepancy but is commonly a result of limited range of motion. Proper heel elevation and arch control from orthotics will often relieve this syndrome.