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PATELLO-FEMORAL SYNDROME (Knee Pain)


Patello-femoral knee pain is simply a term used to describe general knee pain felt between the patella (knee cap) and the femur (thigh bone). This condition can effect anyone at any age but is most commonly seen in adolescent girls.


Patello-femoral syndrome is one of the most common causes of knee pain in runners. The pain is usually located in the front part of the knee but may be on the inside, outside or vaguely located. The patient complains of either sharp or dull pain, that is often made worse by sporting activities or simply walking down stairs or getting out of a chair. Also, sometimes there is slight swelling and the knee makes a clicking or grinding noise.


There are many predisposing factors that contribute to knee pain, such as: muscle weakness; muscle tightness and excessive walking over rough ground but the main cause of this condition is believed to be due to biomechanical dysfunction. Over pronation (the feet become misaligned and combined with poor posture roll inwards to gain ground contact, the arches become flattened) can change the rotation in the lower leg and subsequently alter the tracking position of the patella (knee cap). This will lead to uneven wearing of the cartilage, resulting in pain and inflammation under and about the knee cap.


Treatment of this condition initially involves rest, ice therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and taping. Soft tissue therapy and stretching and strengthening exercises will help loosen the tight structures. In conjunction to these treatments, if the lower leg is abnormally rotated, then it is important to treat the associated excessive pronation. Sports control orthotics are the most effective means of treating this condition.


The orthotics which we recommend for this condition are the DFO FootSupports™ orthotics.

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DFO FootSupports™ Orthotics ¾ Length Reg. Support

Semi-Rigid, Medium Density Orthotic FootSupports™. Designed for everyday use, these orthotics provide regular support and control of the feet. These functional foot orthotics incorporate a deep heel cup and moulded arch support which re-aligns the foot and helps stabilize the lower limb in the correct position, thus removing abnormal tractional forces and providing relief from related symptoms and complaints.

• This orthotic is designed to suit the majority of people who require support and control of the position of their feet.

• Standard control and support.

• These 3/4 Length Orthotic Insoles are suitable to fit most men’s and ladies regular fitting shoes, trainers and boots.

• Brushed nylon with a soft, cushioning 2mm Durapontex top cover makes this orthotic very comfortable to wear.

• Featuring a deep stabilizing heel cup with shock absorbing heel pad.

• Moulded and contoured metatarsal and transverse arch support.

• Designed to support and help re-align an over pronating foot, which is the main cause of many foot conditions including Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Feet, Painful Arches, Shin Splints, Over Pronation, Supination, Ankle Pain, Heel Spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, Bunions, Metatarsalgia, Aching Legs, Knee Pain and Lower Back Pain.


Overpronating Right Foot
Viewed From The Heel
Without Orthotic FootSupports™
The Foot
Rolls Over
With Orthotic FootSupports™ 
The Foot 
Sits Straight

DFO FootSupports™ Orthotics Full Length Reg. Support

Semi-Rigid, Medium Density Orthotic FootSupports™. Designed for everyday use, these orthotics provide regular support and control of the feet. These functional foot orthotics incorporate a deep heel cup and moulded arch support which re-aligns the foot and helps stabilize the lower limb in the correct position, thus removing abnormal tractional forces and providing relief from related symptoms and complaints.

• This orthotic is designed to suit the majority of people who require support and control of the position of their feet.

• Standard control and support.

• These Full Length Version are designed for shoes, trainers and boots which feature removable insoles. Please note that they can be trimmed with scissors to fit the shoe, should they be too long.

• Brushed nylon with a soft, cushioning 2mm Durapontex top cover makes this orthotic very comfortable to wear.

• Featuring a deep stabilizing heel cup with shock absorbing heel pad.

• Moulded and contoured metatarsal and transverse arch support.

• Designed to support and help re-align an over pronating foot, which is the main cause of many foot conditions including Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Feet, Painful Arches, Shin Splints, Over Pronation, Supination, Ankle Pain, Heel Spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, Bunions, Metatarsalgia, Aching Legs, Knee Pain and Lower Back Pain.


Overpronating Right Foot
Viewed From The Heel
Without Orthotic FootSupports™
The Foot
Rolls Over
With Orthotic FootSupports™ 
The Foot 
Sits Straight

DFO FootSupports™ Orthotics ¾ Length Max. Support

Rigid, Firm Density Orthotic FootSupports™. Designed for high performance use, these orthotics provide maximum support and control of the feet. These functional foot orthotics incorporate a deep heel cup and moulded arch support which re-aligns the foot and helps stabilize the lower limb in the correct position, thus removing abnormal tractional forces and providing relief from related symptoms and complaints.

• This orthotic is designed to suit the majority of people who require extra support and control of the position of their feet.

• Maximum control and support.

• Particularly suitable for sports.

• These 3/4 Length Orthotic Insoles are suitable to fit most men’s and ladies regular fitting shoes, trainers and boots.

• Brushed nylon with a soft, cushioning 2mm Durapontex top cover makes this orthotic very comfortable to wear.

• Featuring a deep stabilizing heel cup with shock absorbing heel pad.

• Moulded and contoured metatarsal and transverse arch support.

• Designed to support and help re-align an over pronating foot, which is the main cause of many foot conditions including Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Feet, Painful Arches, Shin Splints, Over Pronation, Supination, Ankle Pain, Heel Spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, Bunions, Metatarsalgia, Aching Legs, Knee Pain and Lower Back Pain.


Overpronating Right Foot
Viewed From The Heel
Without Orthotic FootSupports™
The Foot
Rolls Over
With Orthotic FootSupports™ 
The Foot 
Sits Straight

DFO FootSupports Orthotics Full Length Max. Support

Rigid, Firm Density Orthotic FootSupports™. Designed for high performance use, these orthotics provide maximum support and control of the feet. These functional foot orthotics incorporate a deep heel cup and moulded arch support which re-aligns the foot and helps stabilize the lower limb in the correct position, thus removing abnormal tractional forces and providing relief from related symptoms and complaints.

• This orthotic is designed to suit the majority of people who require extra support and control of the position of their feet.

• Maximum control and support.

• Particularly suitable for sports.

• These Full Length Version are designed for shoes, trainers and boots which feature removable insoles. Please note that they can be trimmed with scissors to fit the shoe, should they be too long.

• Brushed nylon with a soft, cushioning 2mm Durapontex top cover makes this orthotic very comfortable to wear.

• Featuring a deep stabilizing heel cup with shock absorbing heel pad.

• Moulded and contoured metatarsal and transverse arch support.

• Designed to support and help re-align an over pronating foot, which is the main cause of many foot conditions including Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Flat Feet, Painful Arches, Shin Splints, Over Pronation, Supination, Ankle Pain, Heel Spurs, Morton’s Neuroma, Bunions, Metatarsalgia, Aching Legs, Knee Pain and Lower Back Pain.


Overpronating Right Foot
Viewed From The Heel
Without Orthotic FootSupports™
The Foot
Rolls Over
With Orthotic FootSupports™ 
The Foot 
Sits Straight


Special Offers

Soft Density Thick Gel Heel Cups

A soft density moulded silicone gel heel cup providing skeletal shock and vibration reduction upon heel strike.

• Absorbs impact at heel strike.

• Soft coloured dot cushions calcaneal heel spurs.

• Indicated for knee and back pain, Achilles Tendonitis, Heel Bursitis and shock reduction.

• Single density for general cushioning.

• Ideal for impact sport.

• 1 Pair per pack.

• Available in 3 sizes: Small (UK 3-5) Medium (UK 6-9) and Large (UK 10+).

1 Pair per pack ONLY   £7.95

2 Pairs per pack ONLY £14.95


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DFO FootSupports Heat Custom Orthotics

The DFO Heat Custom Supports Orthotic offer a personalised custom fit. They work by maintaining and supporting the arch, whilst the heat to fit properties allows the insole to mould exactly to the shape of the foot. This in turn stops the foot having to compensate for any abnormalities - These unique features produces a device which was previously only been achievable with costly prescription custom made Orthotics. 

• The heat mouldable feature makes these orthotics suitable for the treatment of over pronating and supinating feet.
• The deep heel cup controls the position and stability of the foot.

• Relieves pain & soreness from flat feet, bunions, back and knee pain, and plantar fasciitis.
• These Full Length Orthotics are designed for shoes, trainers and boots which feature removable insoles. Please note that they can be trimmed with scissors to fit the shoe, should they be too long.

• The top cover is constructed from brushed nylon with a soft, cushioning 2mm Durapontex layer which makes this orthotic very comfortable to wear.

• Offers a personalized, custom fit and genuine comfort all day long.

• The orthotics feature an overall 3.2mm forefoot cushion forefoot.

• If your DFO Custom FootSupports aren't the best fitting insoles you've ever tried, return them within 30 days for a full refund.


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Soft Density Gel Heel Cups

Soft density moulded silicone gel heel cups providing skeletal shock and vibration reduction upon heel strike.

• Absorbs impact at heel strike.

• Indicated for knee and back pain, Achilles Tendonitis, Heel Bursitis and shock reduction.

• Single density for general cushioning.

• Ideal for impact sport.
• One Size.
1 Pair per pack ONLY   £4.95

2 Pairs per pack ONLY £8.95

Custom Orthotics Fitting Instructions

Custom

Mouldable

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1 Pair £17.99 or 2 Pairs for Only £29.99

£4.95
Heel Cups £7.95