Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints. The knee is a very complicated joint that has to bend, straighten, slide and rotate when you stand up, sit down, walk or run.
The knee itself comprised a number of different components including, bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and muscles that all need to work together in a coordinated fashion.
Rather than use the term knee pain, medical professionals use terms such as Retro Patella pain, Patella Femoral dysfunction, Medial Compartment Syndrome, Chondromalacia Patella, and Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome, to describe specific injuries to specific parts of the knee.
Excessive pronation can be a contributing factor in the onset of knee pain, but there are also other causes. When the foot pronates excessively, not only does the foot flatten out, the lower leg rotates internally at the same time.
This rotation of the lower leg places stress on the knee joint and stressed the tendons and ligaments they will often result in pain and inflammation.
If left untreated, the stress on the knee joint can result in arthritic change to the knee, which is permanent.
The Pedistep orthotic is used to limit the excessive pronation, which also limits internal rotation of the lower leg. This reduces the stress on the knee and allows the knee to function properly during activity.