Addressing Lower Back and Knee Pain

Pain in the lower back and knees can stem from a number of different things. Knee pain can be related to injuries (such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage) and fractures; types of arthritis and other risk factors such as excess weight, lack of muscle flexibility or strength, and physical activities or sports that put a lot stress on the knees (like alpine skiing). Symptoms typically associated with knee pain are: swelling and stiffness; redness and warmth to the touch; weakness or instability; popping or crunching noises; and the inability to fully straighten the knee.

Common symptoms of back pain include lower back muscles cramping; muscle spasms with associated discomfort in the gluteal region; and pain in the lumbar spine.Back pain too can result from a number of different factors such as: muscle or ligament strains; bulging or ruptured discs, arthritis, skeletal irregularities; nerve-related pain caused by irritated or pinched nerves; and osteoporosis.

Both knee and back pain can be debilitating making daily activities like walking sometimes intolerable and can lead to poor posture which further exacerbates the problems. Treatments for both knee and back pain can range from stretching, to medication and injections to surgery in some cases.

A clinically proven, non-medicinal and non-surgical treatment for both knee and back pain is the BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ Strengthening System. Unlike traditional orthotics that offer only a short-terms solution, BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ addresses the underlying issue of strength in the feet. By reducing strain in the lower back and strengthening the muscles of the feet and lower leg, BAREFOOTSCIENCE™, efficiently manages impact force and stabilizes the lower back.

BAREFOOTSCIENCE™ Insoles strengthen the foot muscles, exercise the feet, help support the arch, alignment, and even posture, with a patented domed arch.

Stronger feet are better able to manage forces that would quickly fatigue the knees, hips and back.