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Knee injuries and the foot

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by foot soldier, Jan 21, 2008.

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  1. foot soldier

    foot soldier Member


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    Hi everyone,
    Just a quick query, is it possible a patient with a knee injury such as an ACL injury or patellofemoral joint pain to suffer any adverse effects at the level of the foot or ankle? I would have thought someone suffering any kind of knee pain would not walk on the foot or ankle or if so, would tend to limp but thats about all I can come up with. I am unable to find any works published on this topic! Any thoughts would be much appreciated!:confused:
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2008
  2. Ella Hurrell

    Ella Hurrell Active Member

    Yes, it is entirely possible but you need to investigate the answer a little further. You need to consider the altered biomechanics that will occur - this will be specific to the actual injury, so an ACL injury may affect a patient differently to patellofemoral joint pain. Think about the initial mechanism of injury, think about the structure that is causing pain, and what that structure normally does in the gait cycle, to be able to work out what might happen if that structure is injured. Look into the compensations etc. I hope that gives you something to go on, and that it makes some sense. Good luck
     
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  4. foot soldier

    foot soldier Member

    Thanks admin2, interesting article. I have some understanding of how foot and ankle abnormalities can affect the knee, however I cannot find any information on how a knee injury can go on to affect normal foot and ankle function.
     
  5. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    I really don't think you will find any data (or at least I am not aware of any)
     
  6. foot soldier

    foot soldier Member

    I didn't think so, just wanted to make sure I hadn't missed anything! Thanks for your help.
     
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