Runner's Knee (Chondromylasia)


How it feels

Increased pressure and pain on the underside of the knee cap.    This pain is usually more intense when the knee is bent while the muscles are tense.  This may develop into an arthritic problem where it feels like the knee cap glides over a rough surface. 

Common Causes   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •

The knee cap (patella) is attached with ligaments to the tibia and the quadriceps muscle and normally tracks in a groove over the femur.  If the knee is consistently exposed to rotational forces, the knee cap may be pulled off its centered track which leads to pain.  If this problem is not corrected degenerative arthritis may cause permanent problems and pain. Initially this pain my be primarily ligament pain, but prolonged runner's knee may cause cartilage problems. 




Rotational forces in the knee can cause the knee cap to track incorrectly

How to eliminate the pain

Temporary relief can be found by placing a tension band around the leg right below the knee cap.  This helps the patella track better to reduce pain, but it only covers up the runner's knee symptoms.  In most cases protecting the knee from rotational forces works better and is a more permanent solution.  Hyperpronation causes increased rotational forces across the knee. 





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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 runner's knee.


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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 runner's knee.

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. 

  • Check your shoe wear pattern

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We'll show you exactly how.  Click to proceed with your "2 minute evaluation".

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