Knee, Hip & Lower Back pain

Knee, Hip & Lower Back pain

There are many different forms of knee, hip & lower back pain & many different causes. If you have pain in your knee, hip or lower back you should seek professional advice.

It is common for someone with knee, hip or lower back pain to see a Podiatrist. While it is natural to assume that your knee pain (or hip or lower back) is due to something wrong with your knee (hip or back), your foot, ankle & lower leg may actually be what is causing your knee (hip/lower back) pain.

The old song “The foot bone is connected to the knee bone, the knee bone is connected to the hip bone …..” is true. What happens in the foot/ankle will potentially impact the knee, hip & lower back. When someone presents with knee, hip or lower back pain, it is commonly after they have seen their GP, or Physiotherapist or Chiropractor.

And they have been referred because their health care provider has noticed they walk funny, or they have knock knees or flat feet or high arches or one leg longer than the other. All these conditions impact on the knee, hip & lower back. And when you treat or address these conditions, they can improve overall body balance, stability & reduce pain.

Our Podiatrist’s at Healthy Life Foot Clinic are trained to assess, diagnose & treat conditions other than purely foot issues. Treatment commonly used can include footwear advice, muscle/tissue stretching & strengthening, use of acupuncture, dry needling, low level & cold laser therapy, activity modification & orthotics. Please call us if you would like to speak with us about your shin pain.