Dr Michael Perlstein, D.A.B.P.O. Podiatrist ,Talks about Knee Pain and Podiatry
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Male Speaker: Sometimes people have knee pain and the doctor doesn't look, sometimes if can be caused by the foot. What kind of conditions you could have, maybe saying it hurts my knee but it really is the foot? Male Speaker: Well, I again, look at how people are walking. If I see their foot falling in or their foot falling out. These can put a torque or a twist on the knee causing to develop irritations on the bone, sometimes even arthritis in that particular area. So, the whole lower extremities, we still look at it as one package, as one unit. Male Speaker: When I was a kid, I played football and I kept complaining about the pain in my knee. They took an x-ray of the knee, but they should have taken the x-ray a little bit farther down, a little tiny one bone was broken, and I had to go back another time to get an x-ray. So, sometimes doctors have narrow vision. Male Speaker: That's correct, that's why we need to look at everything and use all the modalities that we have, that we didn't have any use of. Male Speaker: Well, I actually played better in the game with a fracture, than without a fracture. So, I don't know. Male Speaker: So, hopefully you didn't break the other leg. Male Speaker: Yeah, it was okay.