Foot Orthotics and Shoe Inserts for Knee Pain
Patellofemoral pain (knee pain) can occur in one or both knees and it is one of the most common causes of knee pain. Patellofemoral pain is felt in the front of the knee and occurs when the patella is compressed against the femoral groove. The compression forces increase the further the knee is bent and as a result pain usually increases as well. Therefore, patellofemoral pain may be made worse by activities that involve repetitive bending of the knee. Pain is often felt going up or down stairs or after sitting for long periods of time. Patellofemoral pain can be accompanied by "clicking" or "grinding" and sometimes by a feeling that the knee "catches" or wants to "give way".The primary cause of knee pain is over pronation.
Advantage of orthotics: Orthotics will control the amount of over pronation and thus reduce the pain associated with this condition.