Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Knee pain in young adults

What is overpronation?

When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as overpronation. Sometimes, people call this condition flat feet. Overpronation is when the arches of the foot roll inward or downward when walking, … READ MORE

Why we need kneecaps

The kneecap or patella is a sesmoid bone which is a very important structure to help increase the lever arms in knee movement. If it doesn’t move properly it may lead to knee pain. Watch this basic example and model experiment … READ MORE

Relief for joints besieged by arthritis

If you live long enough — that is, beyond 50 or 60 — chances are one or more of your joints, probably your knees or hips, will become arthritic. And if pain or stiffness begin to seriously limit your ability to enjoy life and … READ MORE

Knee pain and how orthotics can help

Improve Mobility. Stay Healthy. Many of us suffer from chronic pain in the knees, hips or lower back. Often, there is a connection between these complaints and the way you walk. This article sheds more light on knee pain and in … READ MORE

Patellofemoral tracking syndrome

The beating heart of the conventional wisdom about patellofemoral pain is mostly nonsense. The idea of patellofemoral tracking syndrome is that the kneecap may not slide evenly as your knee flexes and extends, because of muscular … READ MORE

Solving the curious case of runner’s knee

Biomechanics research reveals potential new ways to treat one of the most common running injuries. “What we found was that, regardless of which orthotic volunteers received, there was a relationship between change in biomechanics … READ MORE

Knee pain in young adults

Patellofemoral pain syndrome. As many as 1 in 3 young adults experience knee pain at some time or other. This is commonly caused by imbalances in the muscles surrounding the knee which affect the kneecap (patella). … READ MORE
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