Joint Pain


How it feels

It may not be easy to distinguish if the pain is in the joint itself as in the case of arthritis or a fractured meniscus, or if it is a ligament or tendon attachment in the joint region.   If it is the joint itself, it is frequently associated with joint stiffness from internal swelling.  The pain can be dull with intermittent sharp pain when the joint is loaded.  A fractured meniscus in the knee joint may start as a dull pain and become sharp if a portion of the fractured segment becomes displaced and lodged in the joint space.

Ligament pain is typically tender to the touch in the area where it is attached, and may become more painful when the ligament is loaded.  Tendonitis is inflammation in the muscle tendon region while bursitis is pain in an area where a tendon is rubbing against bone or other structures.  Both are usually associated with local swelling, and may feel warm and tender to the touch.

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Injuries aside, joint pain is almost always associated with overuse (repetitive motion) or misalignment of the joint and is most often muscle or tendon pain, tendonitis, bursitis or ligament pain. Poor posture and overall body misalignment or asymmetry is a key contributor.


Knee injuries from misalignment are very common.  Damage usually happens gradually until pain suddenly starts. 

How to eliminate the pain

Icing the inflamed area once or twice a day may help reduce the inflammation.  Rest and protecting the joint from continued injury may facilitate the natural healing process.  Improving body mechanics and posture is often a key to better joint alignment.  Because hyperpronation causes internal rotation of the leg and forward rotation of the pelvis, more torque is displaced across the joints so they become misaligned.  Correcting the alignment by reducing hyperpronation will help protect the knee and other joints from further injury.  In the case of a meniscus tear, arthroscopic surgery may be necessary to ease the pain. 

Pay attention to how you are sitting, too.  You may find you sit at your desk with your legs twisted under the chair or crossed over each other.  These positions may cause prolonged tension on ligaments, and may cause or perpetuate your pain. 





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If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause joint pain.


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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including joint pain.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 


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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

  • Check your shoe wear pattern

  • Check your foot mechanics

We'll show you exactly how.  Click to proceed with your "2 minute evaluation".

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