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.
What is Sacroiliac Syndrome?
- Sacroiliac syndrome is a condition in which you experience pain in your buttocks.
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.