There are a number of specific causes for hip pain, from an injury-related fracture to stiffness and aches caused by arthritis. What surprises a lot of people is that, in many cases, hip pain can actually start in the feet. That’s because the body’s musculoskeletal system is highly interconnected, which means that the muscles and connective tissue are all designed to push and pull together in a very specific way to accomplish basic movements. The result is that any misalignment in one area of the body can potentially cause a chain reaction that affects another part.
Hip pain can be related to foot pain by issues that can cause excessive rotation in the feet as we walk or run. This in turn can pull on the calves and knees which can then potentially put undue strain on the hips. If this goes untreated, the extra pressure can cause or contribute to injury and pain in the hip.
How orthotic insoles can offer relief for hip pain
This is the underlying idea behind using orthotic insoles for hip pain. By promoting proper mechanics in the feet, insoles can help smooth out the body’s “kinetic chain.” Although insoles cannot fix hip pain related to conditions like arthritis or a fracture, it can offer significant relief by reducing the pressure on the hip through normal movement. This is particularly true if hip pain is a compensatory injury for another issue like Achilles tendinitis, runner’s knee or plantar fasciitis.
Insoles can help with hip pain with features that include:
- Arch support to help address irregular lateral movement
- Heel support for shock absorption and increased comfort
- Forefoot support to help evenly distribute weight and energy
It’s important to remember that not all insoles are created equal though. Where some manufacturers take a mass market approach and claim to treat hip pain by simply blocking the arches, others are expertly crafted to promote natural foot motion and biomechanics.
Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics Lab has insoles to address hip pain
At Biocorrect, our full range of orthotic insoles are designed to provide lasting comfort and support while also addressing compensatory injuries that cause hip pain. Our products have a very high success rate and are backed by health care professionals.
To learn more and to order your custom, semi-custom or ready-made insoles that can offer hip pain relief, visit our online store today.