Knee pain from arthritits or patellofemoral syndrome can be a result of:
- poor lower limb and foot alignment
- fallen arches (pronation)
- muscle imbalances
- incorrect training techniques
- hereditary factors
According to researcher Douglas Gross, an increased incidence of knee pain is experienced in people with flat arches (Source: Gross KD, et al. Planus foot morphology is associated with knee pain and cartilage damage in older adults. Abstract presented at American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting. San Francisco, October 25-29, 2008.)
Our podiatrists are experienced in conducting a full lower limb analysis to ascertain the contribution of lower limb mechanics to knee pain. They are then able to implement treatment methods to overcome the problem, reducing knee pain, enabling a return to full activity.