Could You Have Knee Issues?
Are you experiencing:
Pain at the Knee/Knees?
Swelling and stiffness?
Popping and crunching noises?
Weakness and instability?
More then likely we are dealing with a Knee Issue
We Treat Knee Issues
Knee Issue Symptoms
What Is A Knee Issue?
Knee issues can be caused by injuries, mechanical problems, types of arthritis and other problems.
A knee injury can affect any of the ligaments, tendons or fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that surround your knee joint as well as the bones, cartilage and ligaments that form the joint itself.
This is where the problem lies: when a harsh repetitive force is applied on the foot for example walking everyday on a hard flat concrete ground with unsupportive footwear, the big toe simply can not activate properly which can switch of the quad, gluts and abdominal core muscles. Developing a knee issue can be a reaction to a dysfunctional gait cycle.
What Causes Knee issues?
At Podiatry x Recovery we view the knee as a stability joint in the body. When the foot or hip loses mobility the knee is usually the joint that compensates heavily. The main cause of a knee issue is the dysfunctional biomechanics of the knee. Due to dysfunctional walking mechanics, the knee compensates by internally rotating compressing the mensicus, bone and ligaments of the knee.
There are a few factors for developing a knee issues:
- Repetitive activities
- Long periods of standing
- Genetic predisposition (Flat feet or High arches)
- Improper foot or hip mechanics
- Weight gain
- Unsupportive footwear
- Walking barefoot on hard surfaces