In short, yes. If your foot position is negatively
impacting your knee load we can help. A podiatrist shouldn't be your first port of call for knee pain, check in with a physiotherapist first - they will send you our way if they think we will be able to assist!
Knee pain is a common condition that results from an overuse injury, sudden
trauma to the knee or an underlying medical condition such as arthritis.
Depending on the cause of the problem, location and severity of knee pain may vary.
Common symptoms may include swelling, stiffness, popping or crunching noises, weakness and instability in the knee or the inability to fully straighten the knee out.
Causes of Knee Pain:
Sprained ligaments in the knee from trauma
Meniscal tear of the knee from injury
Tendonitis in the knee from overuse injury
Bursitis in the knee joint
Patellofemoral pain (also known as “runners knee”)
Osgood Schlatter's (Growing pain in children)
Osteoarthritis or other underlying medical condition
Biomechanical imbalances and uneven pressure distribution along the lower limb
Wearing inappropriate running footwear or worn out sneakers with poor support
Muscle weakness or tightness of the lower limb, back or abdomen
Treatment at home to alleviate symptoms:
RICE- (Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate)
Topical Voltaren or NSAID’s (Non-Steroid Anti-inflammatory drugs)
Avoid running in worn out, unsupportive running shoes
Stretching and strengthening program specific to your sport or activity
Help from a Podiatrist at Complete Podiatry include:
Stretching and strengthening
Further referral for imaging or to see another allied health professional.
Contact us on 03 366 2550 or click here to book yourself an appointment today!