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Foot, knee and hip pain can be the result of abnormal biomechanics of the feet and legs, resulting in overuse injuries in the feet, knee, hip and lower back.

Any foot pain problem can cause a chain reaction of issues with the rest of your joints above them, leading to ankle, knee, hip and back pain. Poor hip and knee alignment position can also cause secondary problems in the feet. Malalignment will make soft tissues and joints much more prone to sports and overuse injuries, and over time, this will contribute to arthritis and other degenerative changes in the joints.

Our podiatry clinic in Wynnum can provide in-depth evaluations that will get to the root of your pain and issues, helping you know exactly what you’re dealing with. Based on our evaluation, we’ll then prescribe the best treatment plan that will help you get back to normal as soon as possible.


Trust the experts at Mint Foot Care to perform a thorough and in-depth assessment of your foot pain, knee pain or hip pain. Our highly trained podiatrists will prescribe an effective treatment plan to get you back on your feet after receiving a professional assessment that includes a biomechanical assessment and video gait analysis.

Our podiatrists will assess if your foot, knee and hip pain are related to foot, knee and hip function and mal-alignment issues. We’ll evaluate your history of symptoms, conduct a biomechanical assessment to test your joint’s range-of-motion, alignment of the foot, ankle, knee and hips, measurement for limb length discrepancy, muscle strength of the foot and well as conduct a video gait evaluation. By analysing different functions of your targeted joints, we can determine the most likely cause of your pain and diagnose your condition to create an effective treatment program for your case.

Our podiatrists can also prescribe custom orthotics to improve lower limb alignment and posture as well as provide advice for appropriate footwear to improve support, stability of the foot and reduce the symptoms associated with your lower limb problems. Based on our assessment and depending on the cause of your pain, we may also prescribe specific exercises or stretches, strapping/taping as well as adjunct therapies such as dry needling and ultrasound therapy.

Our podiatry clinic provides treatment options for a wide variety of conditions to offer you a tailored approach to your rehabilitation. If you are looking for a podiatrist in Brisbane, Wynnum, Manly, Morningside, Cannon Hill, Tingalpa and Lota, please call 1300 975 980 or book an appointment online.


Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons all of which make it a complex mechanical structure. Due to this complexity, there can be large number of causes for foot pain. At Mint Foot Care, we’ll help you determine the exact cause of your foot pain following a thorough biomechanical assessment and video gait analysis. Whether you’re dealing with the sudden onset of foot pain or a nagging injury that’s become unbearable, our podiatry clinic in Wynnum will help you get to the root of your problem so you can feel better as soon as possible.

Some of the most common foot pain problems we treat include:Runners running shoes on trail run. Ultra running athletes legs


Knee pain is a common condition that can originate in the bony structures of the knee joint (femur, tibia, fibula), the kneecap (patella), or the ligaments and cartilage (meniscus) of the knee.

When it comes to knee pain, our priority is to determine the structures involved and whether it’s related to foot, knee or hip function caused by a biomechanical problem in your feet or lower limbs.

Knee pain resulting from foot problems is often caused by biomechanical issues (typically excessive internal rotation or flattening of the feet) and structural problems such as genu valgum and limb length discrepancy. These issues can cause your knees to roll inwards abnormally, producing pain in the knees and potentially affecting your gait and stride.

The most common knee conditions experienced by adults are patellofemoral syndrome, Iliotibial band syndrome, arthritis and chrondomalacia patella. In children, osgoods-schlatter disease is a painful knee condition impacting the upper shinbone.

Depending on the cause of your knee pain, we may prescribe orthotics or specific stretches and exercises to help relieve the pain and treat the underlying causes.


The hip joint enables us to run, walk and jump and to support the body’s weight during running and walking.

A healthy hip joint consists of the thigh bone (femur), femoral head (head of the femur), acetabulum, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Ideally, all of these parts of the hip function in unison, allowing the joint to move through it’s range of motion easily and without pain, thus preventing hip problems.

Common causes of hip pain from lower limb issues include leg length discrepancy (where one leg is longer than the other), knock knees, overpronation of the feet, weakness of muscles surrounding the hip, poor pelvic alignment and internal rotation of the tibia.

The most common hip conditions experienced by adults are trochanteric bursitis, piriformis syndrome, gluteal tendonitis and Iliotibial band syndrome. In children, leg calve perthes disease is a painful condition due to lack of blood flow to the head of the femur.

Our highly skilled podiatrists are health professionals trained to detect biomechanical abnormalities that may be the cause of your pain. Our biomechanical assessments and video gait analysis incorporates a comprehensive evaluation of the structure, alignment, muscle strength, range of motion of joints, posture and function of the feet and legs while standing and during walking.

The information gained from the biomechanical assessment and video gait analysis provides our Podiatrists with information for prescribing an individualised treatment program for your specific problem.

Based on our evaluation, we will then prescribe the right solution to address your hip issues. This may include the use of custom orthotics, strapping/taping, stretches or exercises, footwear recommendations, ultrasound and dry needling.


If you’re experiencing foot pain, knee pain or hip pain, our podiatrists will assess the cause of the pain and injury to provide a targeted and prompt recovery plan. Our podiatrists are trained to identify and treat biomechanical problems using our biomechanical assessments and video gait analysis. These tools provide vital information to enable our podiatrists to identify problems causing your pain and injury, and to help us develop a customised rehabilitation program that suits your individual needs.

Book an appointment online today or call 1300 975 980 to learn more about what our podiatry clinic in Wynnum can do for you.


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