Knee pain has a strong relationship to our feet and the rest of our lower limbs.
A lot of knee pain can be resolved very easily and treatment is always more effective if applied sooner rather than later. Knee pain is commonly related to our feet and their alignment. With chronic or ongoing knee pain in adults and children, treatment is always more effective if applied sooner rather than later.
The cause of your knee pain can determine the symptoms you experience. Many conditions can cause or contribute to chronic knee pain, and many treatments exist. Everyone's experience with chronic knee pain can be different.
Causes of knee pain
Podiatrists normally treat chronic or long term knee pain that is caused by abnormalities in foot posture or poor biomechanics. An altered foot posture which leads to an altered walking pattern can cause strain and overuse of certain structures (esp. joints and soft tissue) of the knee. This can lead to pain.
The most common cause of knee pain related to the feet is excessive foot flattening or rotation, which can force the knee to roll inwards in an abnormal position. People with high arched feet may also have knee pain, due to the feet not absorbing shock very well during gait.
Cause of knee pain
- Poor alignment of the knee cap (patella-femoral pain syndrome)
- Meniscus tear
- Joint instability usually related to prior injuries
- Knocked knees
- Flat feet
- Clinical examination
- Biomechanical assessment to better understand why the pain developed
- Ultrasound Scan
Treatments are always tailored to the individual, they may include:
- Footwear recommendation
- Strapping and padding
- Prescribed exercises and stretches
- Regenerative Injection Therapy
We provide non-surgical care with the goal of eliminating symptoms and decreasing the progression. We help our clients achieve their health and lifestyle goals, book an appointment to find out how we can help you get back on your feet pain-free!
Mr James Ferrie
B. Pod. (La Trobe); Mem. A. Pod. A
Principal Practitioner / Founder of My Sports Podiatrist