Knee pain is one of the most common symptoms that people present when seeing their physiotherapist. There are many factors that contribute to knee pain, and a skilled physiotherapist can perform the assessments needed to determine the proper treatment for lasting relief. Understanding Knee Pain Common symptoms of knee issues include pain underneath the patella (knee cap) that occurs when sitting and standing. Walking up staircases can also be associated with knee pain, and a grinding sound or sensation may also be present. The causes of knee pain can include physical trauma from an automobile accident or fall as well as injuries that occur during sports activities. Over time, physical activity can lead to wearing of the joint tissues. Knee pain can also result from gait dysfunctions. When the mechanics of the foot become altered, stress is created on the surrounding joints and tissues. The movement of the feet, ankle,…

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Many people spend much, if not all of their workday, on their feet. They work in a wide range of industries and job titles. But they do have one thing in common: the need for proper foot support to prevent pain and injuries. Long bouts of standing can lead to musculoskeletal issues and an increase in work-related health issues. This can reduce the productivity of today‚Äôs workforce and increase the burden on healthcare providers. The Need for Orthotics The biggest…

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