The sacroiliac (SI) joint is located where your lower spine and pelvis connect. SI joint pain is felt in the low back and buttocks, and is often accompanied by pain in one or both legs. Joint conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or bursitis can often be the cause of SI joint pain. However, the causes of SI joint pain can be difficult to diagnose due to how much it resembles symptoms of other musculoskeletal conditions.
If you are suffering from chronic SI joint pain, there are better options out there than reaching for a bottle of pain medication. Multiple studies have shown that joint pain in the lower back, hips and knees are often caused by problems that start in the feet. Foot conditions can often cause misalignment in the joints of your back and hips, including the SI joint. The solution? Custom orthotics in your shoes that can support your feet and address the causes of your SI joint pain.
How can custom orthotics help treat the causes of SI joint pain?
Orthotics that are custom-made for your feet can help to improve the gait imbalances that often lead to SI joint pain. They can also help to relieve pain in your feet, ankles, knees and lower back that are caused by common foot conditions. Custom orthotics can:
- Reduce stress on your joints — Walking on hard or uneven surfaces can put too much pressure on your joints. Over time, this can lead to joint degeneration. Custom orthotics help reduce this pressure on your feet and joints.
- Address leg length disparities — Even a slight difference in the length of your two legs can cause issues in your pelvis, hips and feet. Custom orthotics can help even out your leg length differences. This helps to keep your joints in alignment, reducing the chances of developing SI joint pain.
- Improve your joint alignment — The joints in your knees and hips can become misaligned if there is a problem with your gait. This is one of the more common causes of SI joint pain. Custom orthotics are designed to address problems in your gait.
The best choice for custom orthotics to treat your SI joint pain
Biocorrect’s team of certified pedorthists can create custom orthopedic inserts to address the causes of your SI joint pain. Our specialists will start with a holistic analysis of how your legs and feet move as you walk. This can help them detect gait-related issues that can cause pain, such as overpronation and oversupination.
Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.