Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot Pain
You stand and move around on them your whole life, and don’t think about your joints much until they start to hurt.
Normal exercise such as running and walking, and almost-normal moves like a jump with a hard landing multiply the loads and angles your joints endure.
Pain from joint injuries may alter your posture or movement, stress your back, strain other joints, and set you up for chronic pain later in life.
Hip pain — Hip and groin pain may result from arthritic changes to the cartilage and joint capsule of the hip. These conditions may also be caused by jumping, running, sports and sometimes auto accidents. Menopausal women who lose muscle mass are particularly susceptible to hip problems.
Knee pain — Knee pain is common, and can severely limit activities to where it affects heart health. Arthroscopic surgery that removes the meniscus is not advised. Prolotherapy is effective for moderate knee pain, while PRP is used for torn meniscus, arthritis and patello-femoral joint disease.
Ankle pain & Foot pain — Ankles and feet contain many ligaments and tendons that are involved in hundreds of movements each day. Activities like jumping multiply the force of our body weight. We often land wrong on ankles, spraining the lateral and medial ligaments. And auto accidents often injure the right ankle – slamming on the brakes.