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Get Off Your High Heels

If you are a woman with osteoarthritis of the knee, you will hardly be surprised to learn that two-thirds of people with knee osteoarthritis are women. 

In the view of many, women's widespread experience of this degenerative form of arthritis is partially due to wearing high heels. Research shows that high heels place abnormal stress on both the front and back of the knee. And stiletto heels are not the only culprits. Even modest one-and-a-half inch heels increase pressure (or torque) in two areas commonly damaged by osteoarthritis - the joint beneath the undersurface of the kneecap (the patellofemoral compartment) and the joint surfaces on the inner side of the knee (the medial compartment). Switch to low heels to avoid knee damage.

Of course, you don't need a closet full of Manolo Blahniks to be suffering a bad knee. At our facility, our expert staff of physical therapists can help you whether you're limping along due to arthritis or because you got tacked in a post-Thanksgiving game of football. We can also help if you're recovering from a fall, surgery, accident, or if you just slipped on the pavement. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 949-429-3220 or visit our facility at 27136 B. Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano. 

P.S. Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United Stated, affecting more then 22 million adults. To relieve and/or eliminate the pain, as well as to improve the range of motion, try our THOR laser. Just ask us.