Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more of your joints with symptoms of pain, swelling and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is the most common type which develops in our knees.
Our foot mechanics may play a role in the development of osteoarthritis in our knees. Other factors that contribute are weight, weakness of hip muscles and reduced mobility of the hip joints.
A thorough biomechanical assessment and gait analysis can indicate where your feet might be contributing to your knee arthritis. Treatment can include the use of customised functional foot orthotics, knee bracing, improved footwear and referral to a physiotherapist for strengthening and mobility exercises.