TREATMENT OF RUNNER’S KNEE
Prevention is always the best form of treatment so before you start running, you should have you gait, foot movements, postural alignment and footwear assessed. Additionally, it is always best to run on natural surfaces and gradually increase your efforts by no more than 10% per week.
However, once you’ve started to suffer from persistent runner’s knee issues, it’s imperative that you seek the advice and assistance of an experienced health professional.
Should you choose to see or be referred to a sports podiatrist in Sydney, the team at Orthotic Solutions Podiatry will analyse your running style, focussing on your foot mechanics to determine if they are a factor in your painful runner’s knee.
Should your foot mechanics be a factor, we can outline the best treatment plan, but would usually incorporate improved footwear selection, muscle retraining and the possibility of custom made orthotics, or even just pre-made orthotics.
If custom made orthotics are required, our custom sports orthotics have a 4 year structural guarantee and all review consultations and adjustments are free for 12 whole months after fitting. Click to watch videos on sports orthotics or for tips to help choose running shoes.