How It Relates To Orthotics?
3 point pressure system
One way orthotic bracing can help relieve pain is to open up the arthritic joint space. This is accomplished by putting pressure in the right places. A three-point pressure system will apply a middle pressure (F2) on the opposite side of where the arthritis is to open up the joint space. Two pressures on the other side (F1 and F3) counteract this middle pressure thus creating a three-point pressure system. This is an example of the unloading of the medial compartment of the knee.