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Knee Pain

Knees are actually made up of two joints. The patellofemoral joint, between the knee-cap and the femur or thigh bone, and the tibio-femoral joint, between the thigh and leg bone, known as the tibia. Both joints are prone to injuries both sudden or overuse.

Common causes of knee pain include arthritis, which wears away the tissues around and in the knee, causing painful swelling, flat feet and foot pronation, which can put additional pressure on leg joints and lead to knee pain.

Orthotics are commonly used by doctors to treat knee pain, by creating a cushion for your foot and ankle, as well as helping improve on foot and arch alignment. Insoles such as the X-Line PressurePerfect are designed to absorb the shock on your feet and support you back to normal.

Sudden knee pain could be the result of sports injuries - particularly in runners. For this, a treatment such as the Kinesio Knee Support is a fantastic aid for runner's knee, supporting the leg, knee and patella without restricting the range of motion.

The knee cap relies on cartilage and the leg muscles to work smoothly. Sometimes, the pressure from these structures can be unevenly distributed around the joint - this can be caused by poor foot-knee alignment, poor gait or a number of issues. When this uneven pressure is placed on the knee cap, this can be quite painful.

In addition, the main knee joints are quite unstable joints because the very rounded ends of the thigh bone (femur) sits on the almost flat surfaces on the leg bone (tibia). To help stabilise the two bones, special cartilaginous pads (menicus) sit over the leg bone.

These support structures and can easily be damaged by twisting the knee, while modern living can cause the muscles to weaken. The result is that as we age, the knee joint is susceptible to even small disruptions to the bone, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, tendons or joints.

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X-Line PressurePerfect
X-Line PressurePerfect

The X-Line Pressure Perfect is a cushioned-supportive orthotic ideal for…

Kinesio Knee Support
Kinesio Knee Support

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X-Line Standard Insoles
X-Line Standard Insoles

Make walking, running and standing a pleasure again with the…

X-Line RIF Insoles
X-Line RIF Insoles

The RIF orthotic device is the perfect choice for higher…

X-Line 70 Insoles
X-Line 70 Insoles

A firm orthotic insole, created for longevity, rigidity and strong…

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