Knee, Hip and Lower Back Pain

Problems that start with your feet can lead to chronic pain in your knees, hips, and back. Misalignments of the bones and other structures in the foot can alter how you walk and also how the lower extremities bear your weight as you move. The resulting pain and discomfort can become chronic if the problems with your feet are not addressed in a timely fashion.

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Why would a foot problem cause issues further up the body?

It is therefore important to uncover the source of your pain and treat it effectively. There are several reasons why a foot problem might cause issues further up the body. These include:

  • A misalignment of the structure of the foot. (Possibly caused by inappropriate shoe wear)
  • A possible injury that wasn’t treated or didn’t heal properly
  • Degenerative diseases like arthritis can affect the bones. The characteristic inflammation associated with various types of arthritis can force bones, tendons, and ligaments out of their natural alignment, changing how your foot functions and altering your gait.

These can force certain structures out of their natural alignment, causing constant inflammation that can eventually damage the bones and connective tissues, causing them to heal abnormally

 If the foot doesn’t function properly, it can cause the other joints in the lower part of the body to overcompensate. This causes stress and pressure on the joints that normally wouldn’t pose a problem. The longer the misalignment exists, the more damage it can cause to both the feet and the other joints.

It is important to get a podiatrist to assess your feet and see if there is any connection between your foot function and your knee, hip, and lower back pain,

Orthotics are one of the measures that can be used to correct problems with the arches and the other curves associated with the feet, providing much-needed support that takes the pressure off of the other joints in the lower extremities  Other measures include exercise prescription, soft tissue work, and any onward referral that might need to be advised.

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What our clients say

I have been attending this clinic for the last 13 – 14 years. I have problems with ingrowing toenails and have had nail surgery. The care I received was excellent both with the surgery and aftercare

Pam Marshall-Jones

I was quite anxious on my first visit, having never used any service like this before, but they immediately put me at ease. They are so welcoming and friendly, knowledgeable and informative. The clinic is exceptionally well run, clean and organised and I feel in safe hands. Now it’s one of my favourite health “jobs” to do

Mandy Rowbottom

This was my first visit to a podiatrist. I was really impressed on my first visit and everyone was very friendly. They diagnosed my problem very quickly and knew exactly what to do. I was immediately put at ease and, although the problem has required further treatment, I feel that my feet are in very good hands!!! Thank you!!!

Philip Reilly

Very quickly established the cause of issues and a plan to get it sorted. Each appointment has been excellent and very clear on how to tackle the problem. Fingers crossed for flip-flops in the summer!

Laura Starkie

Very positive experience. Lovely people and excellent treatment over several years. My feet are kept in prime condition!

Robert Bogin

Very professional, excellent service, and always a friendly face! You would be hard pushed to find a better Podiatrist.

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