If you have knee pain you know how annoying it can be, especially when your knee pain makes simple things like walking, shopping and doing things around your home more difficult. Not to mention being unable to keep up with your regular exercise program or participate with in your favorite recreational activities.
Knee pain is an extremely common problem, especially for people over 50, but in most cases it’s not something you “just have to live with”.
I had a patient come in this week who had been to see his primary doctor about his knee pain and was told to take pain pills and rest, otherwise there was nothing he could until it was bad enough for a knee replacement.
It’s so frustrating to hear this is the advice people are getting, because there is so much that can be done to alleviate (or even eliminate) knee pain for most people.
Yes, even if you have ARTHRITIS!
In today’s blog we’ll cover:
Knee pain that seems to come on gradually and slowly gets worse over time is much more common than knee pain caused by an injury, like stepping wrong or twisting your knee doing your favorite activity or sport.
Most people who sustain a knee injury are more likely to get proper help right away, which is obviously a good idea. Unfortunately, when knee pain develops gradually most people just try to figure it out on their own.
But it can be very frustrating when everything you try to get rid of your knee pain doesn’t work.
Do I Need Orthotic Shoe Inserts?
We’ve been getting this question a lot since we released our blog last week about how your feet could be causing your knee pain. We’ve also had a lot of questions about our 3D digital foot scanner. So, today I’m going to go a little deeper and answer some of the most common questions we get about shoe inserts and orthotics.
Plus, here's a short video that shows how easy it is to get a 3D digital foot scan.
The first and most important thing to understand is if the arches in your feet are collapsed (even a little) it can alter the alignment of your ankles, knees, hips, lower back, mid-back, shoulders and neck. When your joints are not properly aligned the added stress on the joints will cause problems to develop in your joints and your muscles around the joints, which leads to pain and unnecessary wear and tear on your joints, muscles and tendons.
Knee Pain Caused By Your Feet
There are many causes of knee pain including a sudden injury, an overuse injury, a symptom of an underlying condition like arthritis…and YOUR FEET!
Most people have never considered that their knee pain could be caused by their feet, but it's actually a very common problem.
Unfortunately, the feet are often overlooked by many medical professionals as a cause of knee pain.
Your feet are the foundation for your entire body and having structural imbalances in your feet leads to other problems throughout the entire body, including knee pain.
Helping active adults FINALLY get rid of their aches, pains and injuries, so they can keep moving, stay active and improve their health naturally - without pain medication, injections or surgery.
Oregon City, OR
Dr. Julie Krueger