Regular repetitive stress on the feet on a daily basis can cause the connective tissues to lengthen, which leads to a gradual breakdown of the natural support for the bones and joints of the feet. Elasticity is also affected. This ultimately leads to a sagging of the foot’s arch and ultimately back, neck and knee pain. Improving foot alignment can help maintain knee, hip, pelvis, and even spinal postural alignment. Preventing hip, knee or spinal joint degeneration requires the additional support and shock absorption provided by orthotics.