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Knee and hip pain while walking on flat surfaces. Mri showed tendon swelling behind knee cap. I am also flat footed.?
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Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Tendinitis
Patellar tendinitis may occur independently due to over activity, and it may also be aggravated by flat feet.
If you are knocked kneed, having and arch support that is carefully measured may help reduce your patellar tendon symptoms. As an alternative or in conjunction a patellar strap (cho-pat) brace that is a larger version of a tennis elbow brace may help while correcting the arch issue.

In brief: Tendinitis
Patellar tendinitis may occur independently due to over activity, and it may also be aggravated by flat feet.
If you are knocked kneed, having and arch support that is carefully measured may help reduce your patellar tendon symptoms. As an alternative or in conjunction a patellar strap (cho-pat) brace that is a larger version of a tennis elbow brace may help while correcting the arch issue.
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David Bracho
General Practice
In brief: Flat feet, low arch
While there are many cause of knee and and hip pain including damage to articular cartilage or ligaments and somatic dysfunction.
The cause of acquired flat feet or pes planus is often due to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. First, the problem arch is measured and compared to the non problem foot. Also, the feet are inspected from behind while standing to check for ankle valgus.

In brief: Flat feet, low arch
While there are many cause of knee and and hip pain including damage to articular cartilage or ligaments and somatic dysfunction.
The cause of acquired flat feet or pes planus is often due to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. First, the problem arch is measured and compared to the non problem foot. Also, the feet are inspected from behind while standing to check for ankle valgus.
David Bracho
David Bracho
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