Arthritis causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints that often causes pain in the spine. Most patients notice discomfort in the lower back since the end of the spine bears most of your body weight. A treatment that many doctors are suggesting to patients are orthotics, as they offer support to the body and alleviate your back pain so that you can enjoy the activities that may be difficult with arthritis.
The connection between the feet and back is often overlooked as people do not know about the link between the two. As you walk, the way your feet hit the ground can affect the way your lower body adjusts, and certain angles can aggravate the pain caused by arthritis. Orthotics can help correct your movements, alleviating stress on your back.
Because every patient and condition is different, having a professional determine what solution is best for your arthritis pain is suggested. New Hope Prosthetics and Orthotics has been family owned and operated for over 30 years and serves seven communities in Arkansas and Mississippi. We offer prosthetics and orthotics services as well as diabetic shoes. Visit our website to learn more about our mission to make hope happen or to contact us.