Knee Pain and Your Feet

Your knees hurt for no apparent reason and you can’t figure out why. Did you twist them? Are you developing arthritis? Have you just been working too hard? There are so many things that can make your knees hurt, ranging from a ligament injury or tear in the cartilage to bursitis, tendonitis or just the wear and tear that comes with age.

Or, It Could Be Your Feet

The human body is a finely tuned machine. If one little thing goes wrong, it can throw your whole body out of whack. Because the foot is the body’s base, problems with the feet can create a chain reaction that leads to issues with the knee, back, hips and even the jaw. Think of your body like a house — if the foundation cracks and shifts, you could end up with a leaky roof or cracked walls. The body is very similar.

Causes of Knee Pain

One of the most common causes of knee pain is flat feet. Our legs are made to walk in a very specific way, but when the feet flatten and arches fall, it throws everything out of balance. The knees rotate inwards and place abnormal pressure on the knees, which can really hurt.

If you are experiencing knee pain, schedule an appointment. We’ll conduct a thorough examination to determine if your feet are to blame. If they’re not, we’ll refer you to a specialist.

But if the foot is causing your knee pain, we can prescribe a custom foot orthotic that will properly support the foot and relieve the added pressure on the knee. Orthotics can accomplish several important goals when addressing knee pain, such as cushioning and reducing the force placed on the knee, changing the alignment of the foot, ankle and knee and changing the distribution of force through the foot, ankle and knee.

If you are experiencing foot pain, call our office or make an online appointment



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Katy Perkins


My left foot had been hurting for a while. The staff and doctors here are all quite knowledgeable and professional, as well as friendly and personable. My diagnosis was promptly made, x-ray completed right there in the office, and I left with the two braces that I needed. No waiting for the mail, trip to brace shop, nada. Most excellent clinic!

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Accepted Insurance Providers

There may be providers, plans and coverage not included on this list. We will help you with navigating the options for coverage and costs. We also accept HSA, Flex accounts, Care Credit and prompt pay pricing for treatment at the clinic and surgical procedures. We do not accept Medicaid or CareSource plans at this time. Visit our New Patient page for more details.