Running Shoe Inserts for Patellar Femoral Pain: Runner’s Knee
- Runner’s knee – 85%
- Heal forefoot pain – 87%
- Shin Splints – 70% success rate
80% of these injuries are due to biomechanical problems at the foot. The foot is the foundation for the entire lower leg. If the foot is not aligned properly, this will lead to pronation where the foot will roll medially inward. This is followed by increased stress to the knee as it rolls inward also leads to patellar femoral type of pain.
Realigning the foot with some type of running shoe orthotic insert is absolutely necessary to control these running injuries. The problem is the traditional orthotic will control pronation, but will actually increase stress or impact to the knee. EZ Orthotics are the only running shoe orthotic insert on the market that will control pronation as well as reduce shock and impact and provide one of the best shock absorbers available.
The knee is by far the most common location for running injuries. Between 30 and 35% of all running injuries occur to the knee. The most common diagnosis is patellar femoral pain, or runner’s knee. Runners describe this type of pain as a diffuse, hard-to-localize pain around (and often underneath the surface of) the patellar or kneecap. The pain can be sharp or dull, and is most frequently observed during running and walking.
The patella (knee cap) is situated in a groove of the femur call the trochlear groove. The patella must track vertically up and down the patella groove to allow for pain free walking. The pain begins with excess pronation as the knee rolls inward causing the patella to track medially in the groove. In this case, we now have two bony surfaces, causing increased friction on each other leading to the runner’s knee type of pain.
If you can control the alignment of the foot you can also control the activity of the entire leg. EZ Orthotics running shoe inserts are used to minimize subtalar pronation by preventing the knee from rolling medially causing the tracking the problem. Our high success rate of over 13 years for this type of injury allows us to allow the exclusive money back warranty.