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Hip & Lower Back Conditions
An orthotics company operating in Glasgow & Edinburgh since 2009
Pain in the hip can be the result of an abnormal foot.
A bursa is a fluid filled sack found around joints and serves the purpose of protecting the joint from damage. Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa.
There are numerous causes:
- Poor foot biomechanics, often Foot Pronation (‘flat feet’)
- High impact sports
- Sudden increase in the intensity of exercise
- Rest to reduce inflammation
- Foot Orthotics (arch supports) to improve shock absorption and prevent strain on the joint
Poor foot position results in poor foot function, this may result from a low arch or high arch foot. create link on low arch and high arch foot to other page If the foot is not able to function correctly it is less able to absorb shock from the ground as we walk. This shock is taken up by the knee and hip, hence increasing the force through these joints.
Poor foot function often creates a muscle imbalance around the hip. These muscles will be forced to work harder and will therefore pull on their insertion at the hip joint and cause pain.
- Foot Orthotics (arch supports) to realign the foot will ultimately reduce the strain to the hip.
- Physiotherapy is required to settle the already tight and overworked muscle.
Compression of either the sciatic nerve itself or of one of the nerves which gives rise to the sciatic nerve. You may feel pain in the lower back, buttock and lateral (outside) of the leg from the hip to the foot. There are numerous causes of sciatica. Leg length difference, rotated pelvis and muscle strains can either cause or contribute to the condition.
- It is important to keep mildly active
- Foot Orthotics (arch supports) will reduce any additional muscle strain which may otherwise irritate the nerve further. Particularly true of a pronated foot type.
There are numerous causes for pain here although it is often caused by undiagnosed leg length difference, poor foot position (low arch or high arch) or a rotated pelvis.
- Insoles (foot orthotics) to restore foot function and a raise to balance the pelvis
- Video gait analysis will help identify any alignment deviations, particularly of the pelvis. The Biomechanical Specialist will refer you to an Osteopath or Physiotherapist to straighten the pelvis and advise on a strength and exercise programme.
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