Weight management, Ligament stains and Joint health
Apart from the obvious ligament knee strain, the foot has to take all our weight 50% of the time when we walk and so conditions such as planta faciaitis is more common. The The foot will tend to flatten in the arch and so add to calf stain. Unfortunately when ligament is over stretched it does not ever return to its original state and so the joint it supports becomes more flexible and unstable and more prone to dislocation. Arch supports and a well devised personal training program
Posture is greatly affected and preasure is placed unevenly on the joint leading to more wear and tear on smaller areas so these wear out sooner leading to osteoarthitis and chronic joint inflamation and pain.
A postural assessment and well devised personal training program along with arch supports would greatly assist in rehab.
Cycling, static or road based is a really good exercise to assist in rehab given it has low impact on the joints and will induce more synovila fluid or joint grease within the joint capsule and therfore lead to less joint pain and the ability then to increase exercise levels.