Many different gait deficiencies can result in knee pain. The most common cause of biomechanically induced knee pain relates to patellofemoral dysfunction, where the knee cap (patella) begins to maltrack. This results in injury to the tendon that is attached to the patella or to inflammation of adjacent structures called fat pads.
Sometimes the knee cap can rub against the underlying bone so leading to arthritis, a condition commonly referred to as chondromalacia patella. Once gait analysis determines the underlying cause, effective treatment can begin. In other instances the problem is due the feet, the knee itself or a combination of factors. Treatment is entirely dependent on what the gait assessment shows and the various possible treatments our outlined in the treatment section of this web site.