• Knee Pain Treatment Gold Coast

KNEE PAIN TREATMENT

Is Your Knee Pain Affecting Your Lifestyle?

Do You Want To Avoid Knee Surgery?

Do You Still Have Pain After Knee Surgery?

Call today to start your journey to Knee Pain Relief!

KNEE PAIN TREATMENT & RELIEF

IS KNEE PAIN RUINING YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES?

​Knee pain is often the result of misaligned knees tearing and straining.

At Gold Coast Podiatry clinic, Hip To Toe, our Structural Podiatrists look for the underlying cause of your pain, instead of just treating the symptoms.

When the knees are misaligned it is very common for the feet and hips to also be misaligned.

Our podiatry treatment realigns the joints in the feet, knees and hips to take the strain off the knees and reduce your pain. Combined with podiatry exercises we have many clients that are back to living active, pain-free lifestyles.

AVOID KNEE SURGERY

HAVE YOU BEEN TOLD KNEE SURGERY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TREAT KNEE PAIN?

DO YOU WANT TO AVOID KNEE SURGERY? ​

Our clients tell us they want to avoid going under the knife where possible!

And that is understandable.

​In order to avoid knee surgery, you need to know what caused the knee to wear unevenly in the first place.

When the feet are misaligned this can cause the knee to become misaligned. When the knee is misaligned it cannot function correctly. On an x-ray the knee can sometimes look like bone on bone.

By realigning the joints in the feet and knees, the knee can function better and the pain can recede.

If your goal is to avoid knee surgery then call to see if our podiatry treatment is right for you.

AVOID PAIN AFTER KNEE SURGERY

DO YOU STILL HAVE PAIN AFTER KNEE SURGERY?

Many clients come to us after they have had knee surgery but still have knee pain.

When the joints in the knees are misaligned this leads to uneven wear and tear, which can lead to osteoarthritis, which can lead to a knee replacement.

However, if the underlying cause is not addressed, the new knee will wear and tear unevenly too which means your knee can still be painful.

Or worse, the other knee can start to hurt, because it is now unable to deal with the strain being put on it, which can lead to more surgery that could have been avoided.

If you still have knee pain after knee surgery, make an appointment with one of our experienced practitioners who can treat the underlying cause of your pain to prevent you needing more knee surgery or from experiencing more pain.

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KNEE X-RAYS

When the feet and knees are misaligned it causes a lot of uneven wear and tear on the knees.
An x-ray of the knee will show where the problems are.
Knee-x-rays

This x-ray of the knee from behind shows a number of problems with the knee:

  • ​There is severe osteo-arthritis in the knee
  • There are spurs
  • The knee cap is not sitting in the middle of the knee
  • There is bone on bone contact on the inside of the knee
Knee x rays on the gold coast
This x-ray of the knee from the side shows:
  • Spurs on the top and bottom of the knee cap​
  • Spurs behind the knee
  • Degeneration and osteo-arthritic change ​

These problems have been going on for a long time. The knee did not end up like this overnight.

Problems often occur long before the pain starts.

WHY DO WE PREFER TO TREAT YOU WITHOUT USING ORTHOTICS?

There are a number of reasons why realigning the joints without orthotics is a good idea. For more information on an alternative to orthotic devices click here.

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DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE OSGOOD SCHLATTERS SYNDROME?

radiograph of a human knee with osgood-schlatter disease james heilmanChildren with knee pain are often diagnosed as having Osgood Schlatters. ​The pain usually intensifies with high impact activities, like sports, and decreases with rest.

This x-ray shows the spur that develops with Osgood Schlatters. The spur is the result of the patella ligament tearing out of the shin bone leading to a bony lump or spur.

The Podiatrists and Physiotherapists at Hip To Toe have treated hundreds of children, getting them back to sports without knee pain and improving their performance.

WHY DO CHILDREN GET KNEE PAIN?

Knee pain usually comes with high impact activity, like running, jumping, twisting etc.

These activities require the knee to bend and move differently than during walking.

If the knee is not strong and stable, the strain we put on the tissues can cause them to tear and pull. These constant microscopic tears can cause the pain.

This can lead to an inflammatory response where the knee gets hot, red and swollen.

WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT CHILDREN’S KNEE PAIN?

In order to stop the pain, first we need to know where it is coming from.

Podiatrists often use orthotics to treat the symptoms of children’s knee pain. However, this doesn’t address the internal issue. It is only providing an external support to realign the joints while the orthotics are being worn. When the orthotics are not being worn, such as when your child is barefoot or wearing footwear without their orthotics, their joints are still misaligned.

Our structural podiatry treatment gently moves the joints back into alignment and our podiatry exercises help them hold the joints in the new positions. By addressing and changing the internal problem the result can be long lasting knee pain relief, and the prevention of worse problems developing in later life.

MISALIGNED FEET CAUSE MISALIGNED KNEES

THESE ARE THE FEET OF A 15 YEAR OLD WITH SEVERE AND CHRONIC KNEE PAIN

Looking at the feet it is clear to see there are a number of problems. When the foot is not a stable foundation for the body, then the knee becomes misaligned. This leads to strain on the tissues, which leads to pain.

Our Structural Podiatrists and Structural Physiotherapists understand how the feet, knees and hips affect each other, and they can help you to realign these joints without needing orthotics or surgery.

Call us today and relieve your pain!

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