In today’s show Dr. Reminga, from Northern Foot Care Center, talks about knee pain and how it relates to your feet. Knee pain is something that affects millions of people, of all ages, every single day. Statistically, between 15-20% of men experience it while roughly 20% of women report knee pain. Your knees and hips are the largest joints in your body and they help support your entire weight while you stand and walk and... 2 to 3 times your body weight when you run. If you’re experiencing chronic pain in your knees, there may be a connection with your feet.

Both athletes and non-athletes alike are affected by this painful condition. In fact, half of all running injuries are to the knee. As a result, the term “runner's knee” is a widely known term. Once reserved for those that run it now encompasses a broader group of people when referencing knee pain. Because 50% of runners experiencing pain in this location you can see why the descriptive term “runner’s knee” was coined.

Knee pain usually strikes in one of two areas. WHERE you feel the pain can provide clues to what’s causing it. Treating the CAUSE of a problem really is the best approach as Dr. Reminga says in today's program. Listen to this interesting show about knee pain. If you, or someone you know, suffers from this condition, Dr. Reminga may provide some information that will help you solve your knee pain.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.