Will I need a Knee Replacement?
The knee is supported by the structures below it and it is therefore subject to the function of the ankle and the foot. Foot pain has been discussed in another article and it is recommended to read the article on Foot pain as well. Reduced arch or pronation of the foot, which takes place in a large number of cases, is the cause of internal rotation of the ankle bone.
The joint between the leg bone and the ankle bone is shaped like a mortise joint; therefore internal rotation of the ankle bone causes internal rotation of the leg bone. As this bone rotates, the knee follows as a unit because of the ligaments on the front, sides and back of the knee. This causes the knee joint to open on the inside and close on the outside of the joint. This creates uneven wear and tear in the joint.
If you were to drive your car with poor and dysfunctional alignment, you would wear all the tread off your tires. This is repairable by getting an alignment done and then you don’t wear all the tread off your tires. When the foot and ankle are out of alignment you wear away the cartilage in your knee joints, hence the need for knee replacement surgeries.
Correction of the alignment of the foot and ankle is paramount in correcting knee pain. Have orthotics made at Orthotics2Go to correct this problem by going to the cause. Properly made orthotics corrects this problem immediately and permanently.