signs of runner's knee

What is runner's knee?

Runner’s knee, or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, is used to describe pain in a collective of issues. However, the pain experienced is normally down to wear and tear of cartilage or irritation of the tendons or soft tissues of the knee.

What causes runner's knee?

Anyone that does any activity that involves bending your knees a lot, such as cycling and walking, can experience this pain. Anything that affects your knee alignment could cause this injury, such as weak quads or tight hamstrings. Flat feet or pronated feet can cause unusual movement in the knee joint. If it’s your cartilage that is worn or irritated, this reduces the shock absorption at the joint and could be causing the pain.

 X-ray showing causes of runner’s knee
Enertor shoe inserts for knee pain treatment

How Enertor insoles treat knee pain

  1. 44% shock absorption – Enertor insoles offer more shock absorption than any other insole out there – reducing soft tissue irritation at the knee
  2. Improved lower limb alignment – Enertor Performance insole’s contoured cushioning and control chassis helps minimise reduce tibia and femur rotation to reduce stress on the knee joint.
  3. Heel lift – Enertor Performance insoles provide natural heel lift to redistribute pressure away from the tendons at the knee joint.

Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our website is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek professional medical advice.


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