Knee Pain Treatment
Knee Pain is a sensation of pain in one or both knees. Pain may arise during sport or afterwards at rest. The pain may arise in various places around the knee joint, for example on the outer or inner side of the knee.
The knee is very sensitive to biomechanical malalignment. Normal knee function relies on an efficient functional relationship between biomechanics of the foot and ankle. When either of these are out, the knee will begin to function abnormally and so become prone to injury.
Foot Health Professionals treat knee pain that is caused by abnormalities in foot posture. An altered foot posture and, therefore, altered walking patterns can cause strain on certain structures of the knee. This can lead to pain.
Foot posture is often overlooked as a cause of knee pain. If you suspect that you have a knee problem that is caused by the posture of your foot during standing, walking or running you should arrange to see our Chiropodists, Podiatrists and Foot Health Practitioners at We Fix Feet as soon as possible to allow you to continue with your normal everyday life without pain.
It is important if your knee pain is unresolved that you undergo a Biomechanical Assessment and if our clinicians recommend, a gait analysis to correctly determine the factors which are causing the condition so that effective treatment can be initiated.
Following this initial assessment, orthotic insoles (shoe inserts) can be prescribed and provided to help resolve your pain. For majority of patients, these orthotic insoles have a built-in arch support that helps to control over-pronation (flat feet). This reduction in pronation of the foot helps to reduce stress transfer to the knees.
As with ankle injuries, it is difficult to give general advice for knee injuries as there are so many potential causes. However some things can help in the short term:
- Supportive footwear or inserts