This study sought to determine if foot and/or ankle symptoms, such as tendonitis, increase the risk of establishing knee symptoms and knee osteoarthritis.

The results demonstrated that, in individuals already at-risk of knee osteoarthritis, the presence of foot/ankle symptoms increased the risk of developing knee symptoms and knee osteoarthritis in the opposite leg to the symptoms.


Paterson KL, et al., The relationship between foot and ankle symptoms and risk of developing knee osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 12/12/2016