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Overpronation of the Feet and Knee Pain

3rd April 2021

Hi there, Art, here!

Welcome to my Blog

What do I have for you today?

Your feet can cause you to have knee pain. Yes, that is a fact!

If you have overpronated feet over time you may develop knee pain.

The development of your knee pain may take weeks, months, or years.

 

WHAT IS OVERPRONATION OF THE FEET?

 

Overpronation is where the whole foot rolls inwards more than it should when you stand, walk, or run.

 

THE NORMAL WALKING PATTERN

 

When you walk the heel strikes the ground and the weight of the body is transferred to the outside of the foot in a rolling motion and then the foot rolls inwards across the ball of the foot to the big toe ready for stepping forwards.

 

WHAT CAUSES OVERPRONATED FEET?

 

Over time you may develop weak or fallen arches.

Fallen arches are commonly referred to as flat feet.

Flat feet may occur from childhood this could be where the arches of the feet failed to develop properly.

Overpronated feet and fallen arches can develop after an injury, wear and tear of the ageing process, obesity, and arthritis.

 

ARE THERE OTHER CAUSES THAT MAY GIVE ME KNEE PAIN?

 

Yes, there are, like injuries to ligaments, tendons, bursitis, patella tendinitis, meniscus, and fractures all these can give you knee pain.

Mechanical problems can result in knee pain such as arthritis and gout.

What we are going to focus on for you today is how your feet may cause you to have knee pain.

 

HOW CAN THAT BE?

 

Fallen arches or flatfeet causes the foot to roll inwards commonly known as overpronation. This in turn rotates the tibia in the knee joint and may cause extra stress and strain on the ligaments and tendons in and around the knee joint.

I am going to call on my spitting image brother to demonstrate how rolling the foot in and out causes the tibia to rotate at the knee joint.

 

CALL ON MY SPITTING IMAGE BROTHER (CHECK VIDEO)

 

Hi art what do you want me to demonstrate today?

I want you to demonstrate how rolling the foot in and out causes the tibia to rotate at the knee joint.

I would like you to demonstrate it in sitting.

Then if you would kindly stand and rotate your foot in and out to show that in standing the whole of the leg rotate as far as the hip.

Mechanically when the knee is bent, and your foot is rolled inwards extra stress is placed on the knee joint but when the leg is straight, and the foot rolls inwards extra stress may be placed on the hip joint and the knee joint.

 

Other problems overpronated feet can give you

 

Overpronated feet may cause you to get early onset of arthritis in the foot and ankle and even in the knee and possibly the hip. Also, it can lead to Achilles’ tendinitis bunions and other related foot problems.

 

So, what can you do to help yourself?

 

First and foremost is a pair of insoles for over probated feet.

Secondly foot exercise like calf raises, walking on tip toe, walking on the outside of your feet and toe curling, like the exercise in my Vlog.

So how long and how many do I need to do?

Let us keep it easy to follow. Calf raises 10 / Tip toe walking 10 steps/ Walking on the outside of your feet 10 steps and toe-curling times 10 and repeat three times twice a day if possible, for three to four weeks.

 

That’s all for now.

Stay well and stay safe.

Art