Knee pain can have a lot to do with foot and pelvis motion. All the small bones in the feet need to be moving well so that the foot can pronate (roll inwards) allowing the tiba and fibula (lower leg bones) free motion which in turn assists the knee to move over the foot. Throughout this motion the pelvis is also required to pronate and if sacral motion (the triangle bone at the back between our hips) is limited this may affect the knee as well. Therefore with any knee pain it is important to assess biomechanics of the feet and the pelvis.
Old sprain, strains or joint injuries can result in poor pronation of lower the extremity resulting in altered gait and overloading of the knee. Treatment is generally more effective if sought sooner rather than later as inflammation can build up within the joint leading to chronic pain.
Over pronation and supination can also lead to problems but that’s a topic for another post!
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