Orthotics for Knee Arthritis

Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis that impacts the knee, is a degenerative joint disease in which the cartilage is worn away between the bones.  Eventually the bones will begin rubbing together, which can also lead to bone spurs and a grinding sound when you walk. Symptoms include inflammation, pain, stiffness, limited range of motion in the knee and discomfort when walking.

While most arthritis just comes with age or injury, there are several conditions that can increase your risk of developing knee arthritis and speed up the process. These include over-pronation (rolling inward of the foot when you walk), short leg syndrome, flat feet, bow legs and obesity.

What each of these conditions has in common is that they all have a tremendous impact on the feet, ankles and knees.  To put it simply, they put too much pressure on parts that aren’t designed for it and they throw body’s alignment out of whack. We use custom foot orthotics to address the pain and progression associated with each of these conditions, and the same orthotics can benefit patients with knee arthritis.

Once the arthritis is diagnosed, we can examine your feet, gait and other factors to determine what is causing the arthritis. If it’s any of the conditions listed above, we will design custom foot orthotics to relieve the stress and pressure on your knees. They act as a shock absorber to reduce the shock placed on the knees, hip and lower back when you walk.

If you have been diagnosed with knee arthritis, call our office at 859-264-1411 for an appointment. If you have recent X-rays showing your knees, please bring those in when you visit our office.

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment



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Amie Castle


Dr. Carter diagnosed and created a treatment plan in minutes- other podiatrists have treated me incorrectly for years. So pleased to have answers and solutions.

Katy Perkins


My left foot had been hurting for a while. The staff and doctors here are all quite knowledgeable and professional, as well as friendly and personable. My diagnosis was promptly made, x-ray completed right there in the office, and I left with the two braces that I needed. No waiting for the mail, trip to brace shop, nada. Most excellent clinic!

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Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid or CareSource plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.