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How do I know when a knee injury is serious enough to see a podiatrist?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: If pain persists

If you have had a traumatic knee injury or persistent pain, you should see your orthopedist.
If you have overuse knee discomfort, then sometimes the problems may be secondary to abnormal foot function. Improving foot function with better shoes and supports can be helpful. Chronic or acute problems, see your orthopedist for an evaluation first. Dr l.

In brief: If pain persists

If you have had a traumatic knee injury or persistent pain, you should see your orthopedist.
If you have overuse knee discomfort, then sometimes the problems may be secondary to abnormal foot function. Improving foot function with better shoes and supports can be helpful. Chronic or acute problems, see your orthopedist for an evaluation first. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not a podiatrist

Podiatrist only care for foot and ankle problems, not problems of the knees.
You will want to see the orthopedic surgeon if you have pain or disability that is not improving despite conservative therapies.

In brief: Not a podiatrist

Podiatrist only care for foot and ankle problems, not problems of the knees.
You will want to see the orthopedic surgeon if you have pain or disability that is not improving despite conservative therapies.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See and orthopedist

Have it evaluated by an orthopedist.
If they feel that the podiatrist can help, they will make the proper referral.

In brief: See and orthopedist

Have it evaluated by an orthopedist.
If they feel that the podiatrist can help, they will make the proper referral.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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