Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain can be closely linked
Did you know?
- A hip, knee, ankle or foot injury can lead to pain in a different part of your leg.
- The knee is the joint most commonly injured during sport.
- The ankle is the second most injured joint.
- Pain in your hip, knee, ankle or foot is not ‘normal’.
Common causes of pain in your hip, knee, ankle and foot are:
- sports injuries
- sprains and strains
- heel spurs, and
- plantar fasciitis.
We’re all in this together
While your foot or ankle may seem a long way from your knee or hip, these pivotal parts of your body are closely linked.
It all comes down to the biomechanics of your body – how your muscles, soft tissues and joints work together to keep you upright and moving.
The result of this wonderful cooperation of body parts is that if you injure one, you can feel the repercussions in another.
A runner compensating for an ankle sprain, for example, puts additional strain on their knee and can develop pain in that joint.
At Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, we work with you to get to the cause of your pain and provide effective treatments that bring relief.
Our treatments and suggested exercises:
- reduce pain
- promote tissue healing
- reduce muscle tension, and
- promote ligament healing.