Knee & Back Pain

Podiatrists play a crucial role in addressing knee and back pain by examining and addressing alignment issues in the feet, ankles, and lower extremities. Here’s how we can help:

  • Gait Analysis: Podiatrists can perform a thorough gait analysis to assess how a person walks or runs. Abnormalities in gait can contribute to knee and back pain. Analysing the way the feet interact with the ground helps identify issues that may be impacting the entire kinetic chain.
  • Foot and Ankle Evaluation: Podiatrists examine the structure and function of the feet and ankles. Conditions like flat feet, overpronation, or high arches can affect the alignment of the lower limbs and contribute to knee and back pain.
  • Orthotics: Custom orthotic devices are often prescribed to provide additional support, correct biomechanical imbalances, and improve foot function. By addressing issues at the foundation (the feet), podiatrists can positively impact the entire musculoskeletal system, potentially reducing knee and back pain.
  • Footwear Recommendations: Podiatrists can recommend appropriate footwear based on an individual’s foot type and gait. Proper shoes with good arch support and cushioning can contribute to better alignment and reduced stress on the knees and back.
  • Biomechanical Assessments: Podiatrists assess the biomechanics of the lower limbs to identify any irregularities or abnormalities that may contribute to knee and back pain. This involves examining joint motion, muscle strength, and the overall alignment of the lower limbs.

By focusing on the feet and lower limbs, podiatrists at My Podiatrist Canberra can address the root causes of biomechanical issues that contribute to knee and back pain.