INJURY PREVENTION

Runner's Knee

Runners kneeRunner’s knee affects more runners than any other injury and accounts for about 40% of running injuries.


When running, as the foot strikes the ground, forces are transmitted from the foot up through the knee and combined with the body’s weight places excessive stress and strain on the knee joint. The knee also works with the foot as an active shock absorber reducing stress on other parts of the body and is therefore the primary load baring joint and critical for running.

How Profeet can help:

1
BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS

runner's knee analysis

We look for specific biomechanical movements that can cause or increase the risk of runner’s knee: overly fast foot movement through the stride, short calves, short stride length etc.

2
CUSTOM INSOLES

runner's knee - custom insoles

Will help reduce harmful shock, guide and stabilise the foot.

3
FOOTWEAR

footwear

The correct footwear can help to protect the knee and significantly reduce injury but likewise incorrect or worn footwear can cause or increase injury.

4
EXERCISES

runner's knee - exercises

we can recommend quad and hamstring stretching and strengthening exercises that will help improve movement and function.

 

 


book appointment at profeet

PROFEET LIMITED
867-869 Fulham Road
London SW6 5HP

APPOINTMENTS
call 020 7736 0046
email info@profeet.co.uk

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