Knee Pain


 

How it feels

You can experience several types of pain in your knees.  Lateral (outside) and medial (inside) pain are both common, and so is pain in the area below the knee cap.  This kind of pain can range from mild to severe, and typically worsens with use.  Most of the time the pain is superficial as opposed to deep.  A fractured meniscus is often felt on the inside of the knee, and typically associated with swelling and loss of range of motion.  Pain from a fractured meniscus may often be felt as an ache with intermittent sharp pain when loading the knee and walking. 

The knee is also subject to torn ligaments, particularly the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).  A torn ACL is an injury that happens instantly, and by most accounts is quite painful. While most knee  problems leave the knee stable, a torn ACL destabilizes the knee.
    

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Opposing rotational forces displaced across the knee are the source of most knee problems.  Hip motion directs internal and external rotation of the leg.  Hyperpronation  causes excessive and prolonged internal rotation of the ankle and calf.  This internal rotation from hyperpronation combined with the external rotation directed from the hip cause excessive rotational forces across the knee joint.  The use of synthetic rubber shoe soles has magnified this problem as modern shoes provide better traction to the ground.  In the days of leather soles, the whole shoe would twist, as evidenced by the common hole worn under the ball of the foot.   It is also known that knee injuries happen more easily when wearing shoes with cleats because of the dramatic increase in ground traction.

Rotational forces displaced across the knee are directly responsible for  Anterior  Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears from sudden twisting of the knee.  Women in sports are more prone to tear or injure this ligament because their wider hips (Q-angle) exaggerate the impact of hyperpronation.    Unless caused by impact or the knee being forced into an unnatural position, ligament attachment pain is typically the result of rotational forces across the knee. 

The meniscus forms a cup around each condyle (knuckle on the ends of the leg bones).  When the knee is exposed to rotational forces, the condyle is pushing harder against the side of the cup which, after millions of cycles finally tears.  Sometimes, the torn fragments enter the joint space and cause sharp pain. 

 


The knee is designed to bend only one way.


Ligament Pain

How to eliminate the pain

The key to reducing and eliminating knee pain is to make sure the knee operates in good alignment.  Minimizing the rotational forces across the knee is paramount, and is best accomplished by reducing hyperpronation to the greatest extent possible. 

 

 

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Hyperpronation

If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause knee pain.

 

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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including knee pain.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 

 

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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

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