Knee pain has a strong relationship to our feet and the rest of our lower limbs.
Treatment for chronic knee pain is more effective when it's applied sooner rather than later. Knee pain frequently results from foot misalignment, and can also be related to conditions such as arthritis or soft tissue injuries.
Chronic knee pain is a common condition that can be caused by various factors such as age or trauma. The symptoms depend on the cause of your chronic knee pain and may include swelling, stiffness, and limited movement among others. There are many treatments available for different causes to help minimize discomfort so you can return to normal activities with ease!
Causes of knee pain
Chronic knee pain is typically the result of strain and overuse of certain structures in your knees due to an altered walking pattern caused by poor foot posture. Podiatrists are trained professionals that can help alleviate this chronic condition.
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
- 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!
Dr James Ferrie
B. Pod. (La Trobe); Mem. A. Pod. A
Principal Practitioner / Founder of My Sports Podiatrist