Pain Detective: How headaches can mask upper back tightness and tight glutes can cause a sciatic type pain!
But the reason might be because you are focusing on fixing the wrong thing!
Often when we have an injury or pain, the real issue is above or below the sore area.
The ache we feel is referred and could be stemming from somewhere else.
Here at Elite Performance Therapy, we can play pain detective to identify the real causes of some everyday aches – and give stretching and specific exercises to prevent them from recurring
ROOT CAUSE: MAYBE THE FOOT
The way our feet strike the ground has an impact on how force is directed elsewhere in the body.
Foot issues that have a knock-on effect to the knees can include anything from stiff ankles to issues with arches.
A common problem is when the foot rolls in excessively, causing the knee to revolve with it. Known as pronation, this often causes knee pain.
FIX IT: Do tip-toe raises daily coupled with regularly rolling soles over a tennis ball to ease tense muscles. Be sure to choose shoes carefully to ensure good foot posture.
ROOT CAUSE: MAY STEM FROM BACK POSTURE