What is Knee Pain?
Knee pain is a common problem that can originate in any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint, the kneecap, or the ligaments and cartilage of the knee.
What Causes Knee Pain?
When looking for the cause of knee pain it is important to remember that the knee is connected to a leg and a foot, and if the foot is out of alignment then it will have an effect on everything above it.
When the feet are misaligned it will cause the knee to move into the wrong position. This means the muscles, ligaments and tendons are constantly pulling and tearing, which will cause pain.
Other causes of knee pain:
Acute injuries like a broken bone, torn ligament, dislocation, and fractures.
Medical conditions such as arthritis, infections, gout, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, and bursitis
Other issues like bio mechanics, excess weight, and overuse
Who Gets Knee Pain?
Men, women, and children can have knee problems. Some things that increase your risk are:
Having foot problems
Diseases like arthritis
Signs and symptoms that may accompany knee pain include:
Redness and warmth to the touch
Popping or crunching noises
Treatment of Knee pain
Once we have obtained a diagnosis of your condition we are able to formulate an individualised treatment plan. We don’t offer a one size fits all treatment solution.
Depending upon individual circumstances one or multiple treatment options may be undertaken to offer you the best possible outcome.
Low Level Laser Therapy
Healthy feet provide the foundations for a healthy body and an active life!
Dr Peter Shelton BSc Hons. Accredited Podiatrist.