The knee is very sensitive to biomechanical mal-alignment. Normal knee function relies on an efficient functional relationship between biomechanics of the foot and pelvis. When either of these are out, the knee will begin to function abnormally and so become prone to injury. It is important that patients undergo a biomechanical assessment and gait analysis to correctly determine the factors which are causing the condition so that effective treatment can be initiated.
At The London Podiatry Centre, we work closely with a number of different specialists to ensure the effective holistic management of knee conditions. A myriad of different treatments are used to effectively treat the knee including the correction of kinetic and kinematic imbalances using functional orthoses, rehabilitation, core stability programmes, acupuncture, injection therapy and surgery.
The above shows abnormal knee function with reduced flexion (bending) on the left side. The data was obtained using 3d analysis. An appropriate treatment regime resulted in recovery with normal knee function afterwards.
The London Podiatry Centre is now able to offer shock wave therapy for certain types of knee pain. Please see the shockwave therapy page for more information on this non-invasive therapy.
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