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8 Ways Firefly Can Treat Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint among men and women of various ages. At Firefly Foot & Ankle Clinics, our podiatrists are experts in the assessment and treatment of knee pain.

Firefly podiatrists are experts in the treatment and relief of knee pain. 

Knee pain can be caused by a number of factors, such as sprains or strains, medical conditions such as arthritis, mechanical issues such as Patellar dislocation, overuse or repetition resulting in tendonitis, poor biomechanics, trauma or lifestyle factors. 

Here are 8 ways Firefly podiatrists can assess and treat your knee pain: 

  1. Foot Assessment:

    Firefly Podiatrists will examine your feet to assess the structure, alignment, and biomechanics. Issues such as flat feet, overpronation, or other abnormalities in foot structure can contribute to knee pain.
  2. Orthotics:

    Custom orthotic devices may be prescribed by Firefly Podiatrists to correct foot mechanics and provide support. These can help alleviate stress on the knees by improving overall lower limb alignment.
  3. Footwear Recommendations:

    Firefly Podiatrists may advise on appropriate footwear to ensure proper support and alignment, which can impact knee function.
  4. Gait Analysis:

    Analysing your gait by Firefly Podiatrists can help identify any abnormalities that might be contributing to knee pain. This information can guide treatment recommendations.
  5. Exercise and Stretching Programs:

    Firefly Podiatrists may recommend specific exercises or stretches to strengthen muscles around the foot and ankle, which can indirectly benefit knee function.
  6. Joint Mobilization:

    Manual therapy techniques, such as joint mobilisation, may be used by Firefly Podiatrists to improve joint function and reduce pain in the foot and ankle, positively affecting the knee.
  7. Anti-Inflammatory Measures:

    If inflammation is present, Firefly Podiatrists might suggest anti-inflammatory measures, such as ice or medication, to reduce pain and swelling.
  8. Collaboration with Other Specialists:

    In some cases, knee pain may be related to issues outside the scope of Firefly Podiatry. Firefly Podiatrists may collaborate with orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, or other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care.


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