The knee is the most complicated joint we have, thus there is a lot of
room for error. Although the difficulties can start more deeply in your
feet, your knees bear the bulk of the strain when it comes to lower limb
Your posture and gait have an impact on how you stand and move, and
any imbalances there will place additional strain on your knees. Other
knee problems are brought on by aging, trauma, or inherited diseases.
Your podiatrist can help with a variety of knee-related issues as a lower
Common Knee Disorders
Your feet roll inward upon collision with the ground as you walk or run. Your
arch is currently bearing a substantial amount of weight (roughly three times
your body weight). This is completely normal and enables your feet to absorb
the impact of landing.
Everyone rolls somewhat differently, a motion known as pronation. Some people roll inward either too much or too little, which affects how well your feet can absorb shock. This puts additional strain on joints, tendons, and
Syndrome of Patellofemoral Pain
Excessive pronation in the foot causes the knees to follow suit. The tendons of
the knee, and in especially the kneecap, are pulled in the wrong direction by
this kneed posture. If not fixed, this can result in pain and harm to the entire knee area.
Syndrome of the iliotibial band
The iliotibial band can also be impacted by excessive pronation. This long,
thick piece of tissue extends past the outside of the knee and down the
outside of the thigh. Increased inner leg rotation places abnormal pressure on
the knee's soft tissues, which causes inflammation.
Both of these ailments are frequent in athletes, but anyone with postural or
biomechanical problems is susceptible to them as well.
A knee's osteoarthritis
At the knee, the femur (the thigh bone) connects to the tibia (the lower leg
bone). There is a layer of cartilage that cushions the point where the two
meet. The bones may begin to grind against one another as the cartilage
Although for some people it may be inherited or brought on by the negative
pressure of weight increase, wear and tear over time is the most prevalent
cause of this. Whatever the cause, the effect is painful and accompanied by
inflammation, stiffness, and edema.
The Baker's Cyst
A fluid-filled cyst can develop behind your knee as a result of arthritis or
cartilage damage. Popliteal cysts, also referred to as Baker's cysts, enlarge to form a painful bulge around the knee. The accumulation of fluid can make the
knee joint stiffen or even lock. If the cyst ruptures, there will be fluid leakage
and severe discomfort in the calf and knee.
If you suffer from knee pain problems, we recommend wearing DrLuigi
medical shoes. Quality medical footwear significantly affects pain relief and
prevention of future complications.