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PATELLO-FEMORAL SYNDROME (Knee Pain)


Patello-femoral knee pain is simply a term used to describe general knee pain felt between the patella (knee cap) and the femur (thigh bone). This condition can effect anyone at any age but is most commonly seen in adolescent girls.

Patello-femoral syndrome is one of the most common causes of knee pain in runners. The pain is usually located in the front part of the knee but may be on the inside, outside or vaguely located. The patient complains of either sharp or dull pain, that is often made worse by sporting activities or simply walking down stairs or getting out of a chair. Also, sometimes there is slight swelling and the knee makes a clicking or grinding noise.

There are many predisposing factors that contribute to knee pain, such as: muscle weakness; muscle tightness and excessive walking over rough ground but the main cause of this condition is believed to be due to biomechanical dysfunction. Over pronation (the feet become misaligned and combined with poor posture roll inwards to gain ground contact, the arches become flattened) can change the rotation in the lower leg and subsequently alter the tracking position of the patella (knee cap). This will lead to uneven wearing of the cartilage, resulting in pain and inflammation under and about the knee cap.

Treatment of this condition initially involves rest, ice therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and taping. Soft tissue therapy and stretching and strengthening exercises will help loosen the tight structures. In conjunction to these treatments, if the lower leg is abnormally rotated, then it is important to treat the associated excessive pronation. Sports control orthotics are the most effective means of treating this condition.

The orthotics which we recommend for this condition are the FootSupports™ orthotics.

FootSupports™ Orthotics ¾ Length Regular Support

Semi-Rigid, Medium Density Orthotic FootSupports™. Designed for everyday use, these orthotics provide regular support and control of the feet. These functional foot orthotics incorporate a deep heel cup and moulded arch support which re-aligns the foot and helps stabilize the lower limb in the correct position, thus removing abnormal tractional forces and providing relief from related symptoms and complaints.

1 pair per pack £22.00

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FootSupports™ Orthotics Full Length Regular Support

Semi-Rigid, Medium Density Orthotic FootSupports™. Designed for everyday use, these orthotics provide regular support and control of the feet. These functional foot orthotics incorporate a deep heel cup and moulded arch support which re-aligns the foot and helps stabilize the lower limb in the correct position, thus removing abnormal tractional forces and providing relief from related symptoms and complaints.

1 pair per pack £22.00

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FootSupports™ Orthotics ¾ Length Maximum Support

Rigid, Firm Density Orthotic FootSupports™. Designed for high performance use, these orthotics provide maximum support and control of the feet. These functional foot orthotics incorporate a deep heel cup and moulded arch support which re-aligns the foot and helps stabilize the lower limb in the correct position, thus removing abnormal tractional forces and providing relief from related symptoms and complaints.

1 pair per pack £22.00


FootSupports™ Orthotics Full Length Maximum Support

Rigid, Firm Density Orthotic FootSupports™. Designed for high performance use, these orthotics provide maximum support and control of the feet. These functional foot orthotics incorporate a deep heel cup and moulded arch support which re-aligns the foot and helps stabilize the lower limb in the correct position, thus removing abnormal tractional forces and providing relief from related symptoms and complaints.

1 pair per pack £22.00

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FootSupports™ Orthotics Full Length Custom Support

The DFO Heat Custom Supports Orthotic offer a personalised custom fit. They work by maintaining and supporting the arch, whilst the heat to fit properties allows the insole to mould exactly to the shape of the foot. This in turn stops the foot having to compensate for any abnormalities - These unique features produces a device which was previously only been achievable with costly prescription custom made Orthotics. 

     1 pair per pack £32.00

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Soft Density Thick Gel Heel Cups

A soft density moulded silicone gel heel cup providing skeletal shock and vibration reduction upon heel strike.

1 pair per pack £10.00 Small (UK 3-5)     Product Code S2501

                                      Medium (UK 6-9) Product Code S2502

                                      Large(UK 10+)     Product Code S2503


£10.00

Soft Density Gel Heel Cups

Soft density moulded silicone gel heel cups providing skeletal shock and vibration reduction upon heel strike.

1 pair per pack £7.00 Product Code S1401


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