Knee pain is a very common debilitating condition affecting people of all ages.
Commonly caused by overuse and sometimes associated with conditions including:
The symptoms of knee pain can vary depending on the cause.
Osteoarthritis is a common form of arthritis that causes pain and swelling in the knee.
It occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears away.
The cartilage is the rubbery tissue that enables the bones to slide over each other when we move.
The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis are pain and stiffness in the joint.
Patella tendinitis and bursitis are two common causes of knee pain.
Patella tendonitis is inflammation of the tendon that connects the thigh muscle (quadriceps) to the knee joint.
Bursitis is swelling of one or more of the bursa that cushion and protect the bony structures of the knee.
Both tend to cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the knee joint.
Orthotics for knee pain can assist in the restoration of normal biomechanics and function of the knee.
Having flat (pronated) feet places extra stress on the knees, which is why having your feet correctly aligned is so important.
Pronated feet also create additional friction across the arches, which causes additional stress on the arches and knees.
Custom orthotics are specially designed insoles that provide extra support and help to improve the alignment of the knee joint. Orthotics can be used alone or in combination with other treatments.
They are used to treat the symptoms of Patello-femoral pain syndrome by helping restore normal biomechanics and function of the knee.
The symptoms of Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome cause great discomfort and pain in the knee joint and make it difficult for you to perform your daily activities.
The use of orthotics for knee pain can help you to alleviate these symptoms. They help to correct the abnormal foot biomechanics and bring the foot into a more normal position.
This helps to put the knee in a position where it does not rub against the thigh bone or the femur.
The reason why orthotics can help is that they provide support for the knee and help reduce the load on the knee joint.
They also reduce the friction between the knee cap and the thigh bone or the femur, which reduces the pain and discomfort.
At Unisoles believe that the biomechanics of our feet and ankles are of utmost importance when it comes to knee pain.
Our Biomechanics Specialists can help you understand your foot’s biomechanics and how to correct or improve them.
This involves addressing the following issues: stance, pronation, supination, and rotation.
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