Some knee problems come from injury, while most knee pains come from a long term misalignment of the knee joint. Many of us pass it off to getting older or the results of activities we had when we were younger. If this were the case, then all our other joints should give us the same type of problems.
As stated above, the knee is the largest joint in the body. It is designed for the purpose in which we use it. However, when it is out of alignment for a long period of time due to improper biomechanics of the foot, it will have abnormal pressure across the joint. This abnormality will cause excessive wear in the area that is getting too much pressure, which will lead to long term knee problems.
According to the Us Department of Public Health – “87% of all people in the US have a foot related problem.”
This means that, even if there is no evidence of a direct foot problem, we could have a problem in our body that is foot related. Our skeletal system is affected in many ways by how well our feet (our foundation) perform. So, when we discuss foot related problems, we are not referring just to the feet.
Knee pain can be caused by a foot related problem. When the foundation of our body has a biomechanical problem it causes problem throughout the body. When our arches collapse improperly the ankle is the next joint in line to get out of alignment. After the ankle gets out of alignment the next joint to function improperly is the knee. As we stand while working, walking playing our favorite sport or enjoying our hobbies, we are depending on our foundation (feet) for the comfort of the rest of our bodies. That is why it is so important to take care of our feet.
Socrates once said “When our feet hurt, we hurt all over“