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Overpronation, an excessive inward rolling of the foot during weight-bearing activities, can contribute to knee pain because of altered biomechanics and increased stress on the knee joint.

When an individual overpronates, the arch of the foot collapses, causing the leg to internally rotate. This misalignment can result in an uneven distribution of forces along the lower extremities, leading to an inward tilt of the knee and placing added strain on the joint.

The increased internal rotation and misalignment can affect the tracking of the patella (kneecap), potentially causing it to rub against the femur in an abnormal manner.

Over time, this repetitive stress on the knee joint can contribute to conditions such as patellofemoral pain syndrome and other forms of knee discomfort.

Try this simple foot massage to help regenerate the muscles and fascia in the bottom of your foot and improve dorsiflexion of the ankle. Which in turn helps with knee tracking.


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