Sore feet, ankles, legs, knees, hips and lower back
Suffering from foot, ankle, leg, hip and/or lower back pain? Did you know that this type of pain is often related to unbalanced feet and legs?
Ankle pain can be caused by an old injury such as an improperly healed sprain or fracture and/or a functional foot problem. The onset of pain can be either sudden, following a sprain or a strain caused by an improper movement, or very gradual, which is often the case with a functional foot imbalance that slowly impedes movement and limits your everyday activities.
It is not normal to have leg pain, whether you are a child or an adult. If your leg pain worsens as a result of activities such as walking, running, skiing, etc., it is recommended that you consult a podiatrist to perform a complete analysis of your gait and your feet. With this comprehensive assessment, we will be able to establish a treatment plan and inform you about short- and long-term goals.
Knee pain is more common among young girls, and tends to be aggravated by sports activities. Treatment is normally effective in reducing and removing pain. In addition, symptoms of knee pain are often associated with some form of misalignment. For example, the genu valgum (knock knees) can be realigned with treatment at a very young age, and even corrected in some cases.
Osteoarthritis of the hip is a common cause of hip pain. It can be eased and sometimes even completely eliminated through appropriate podiatric intervention. Depending on your condition and symptoms, we can offer a treatment plan with realistic objectives that will fit your lifestyle. In most cases, our treatments can allow you to delay hip replacement surgery (depending on your hip’s condition). But the primary goal of our treatments is to make you more functional and to minimize your pain.
Lower back pain
Many lower back pain issues can be relieved or even completely cured with podiatric treatments. Often an imbalance in the foot will affect your lower back. If standing, walking or running aggravates your symptoms An assessment is recommended if you experience symptoms while standing walking or running. Flat feet are often at the root of lower back problems, but other foot issues can also be the source. By controlling and stabilizing unwanted lateral leg movement many patients see their condition improve and their pain subside.