How Podiatrists Can Treat Ankle, Knee, Hip and Back Pain Foot injuries almost always cause people to alter their gait to compensate for the pain.  Human biomechanics are not perfect to begin with.  Almost always, we are not symmetrical; our feet and legs are slightly different sizes. Foot injuries tend to exacerbate this condition and can lead to further injuries. Your ankles, knees, hips, pelvis and lower back are especially susceptible to injuries from gait changes because they rely heavily on balanced and even weight proportion.  Ankle, knee, hip and back pain can often be traced to foot because of the importance of a natural gait.  If you are having foot pain and are looking for information, give us a call at 512-328-8900.