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Knee Pain Information

Learn About Knee Pain & How to Find Relief Through Your Feet

At one time or another, most people develop a minor knee problem. Everyday wear and tear as well as injury can cause symptoms of knee pain. Knee problems most often occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks or home projects. Age and diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis increase your chances of having problems with your knees.

Causes of Knee Pain

Injuries are the most common cause of knee pain. These can be classified into two groups: sudden (acute) and overuse.

Sudden (acute) injuries are often caused by a direct blow to the knee or from abnormal twisting, bending or falling. Severe pain, bruising or swelling may occur immediately. Sudden injuries include:

  • Sprains
  • Tear in the cushion of the knee joint
  • Breaks of the knee cap
  • Knee joint dislocation

Overuse injuries occur due to repetitive activities or repeated or prolonged exposure to pressure on the knee. Stair climbing, jogging, bicycle ridding and jumping all overuse the joints. These activities may lead to irritation and inflammation. Overuse injuries include:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Pica Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Symptoms of Knee Pain

The location and severity of knee pain varies, depending on the cause. Common symptoms include:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • “Locking” or inability to fully straighten the knee

Knee Pain Treatments and Recommended Products

Knee pain is often treated using first aid measures, rest, bracing, physical therapy or medicine. In some cases, surgery is necessary. The type of treatment you need depends on:

  • Location of the injury
  • Type of injury
  • Severity of injury
  • Age
  • Health condition
  • Activity level

The appropriate footwear helps relieve knee pain by lightening the strain on the knee joints. Orthofeet carries a wide variety of men’s and women’s dress, casual, and athletic shoes designed to the support you need. All of our footwear includes:

  • Reinforced counter for heel control
  • Egronomic cushioning soles
  • Hidden depth design
  • Non-binding upper construction
  • And more!

Orthotics like Orthofeet’s Biothotic may also help ease knee pain by providing cushioning. These hold the foot in position, reducing excessive inward rotation.

The information and product suggestions on the Orthofeet.com website are not meant to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or disease and are strictly for informational purposes only.