It is essential for us to evaluate the entire body because a problem in one area may cause dysfunction in another. The body is an interconnected system and pain and/or imbalances in one area can cause compensation in another. For example, your knees may be hurting, but the cause of your pain may have originally started in your back. With your back hurting you started walking differently which in turn made your knees start hurting and this is where your current pain is. You may have thrown off your hips, knees, or feet with the different walking compensation from your back originally hurting. This applies to different parts of the body, so this is why the doctor does a full evaluation.

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