Supination and Knee Pain

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    Feb 11, 2010 4:44 PM GMT
    I often have sharp knee pain when jogging and am forced into walking. Sometimes I cannot even walk. After doing some research, it appears that I over supinate pretty badly:

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    Note that the treads on the outside of the shoe are completely gone while the treads immediately across are almost like new. What are some good over the counter orthodics that will alleviate the problem?
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    Feb 11, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    One choice is a good running shoe store.

    Another choice is a podiatrist.
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    Feb 11, 2010 6:37 PM GMT
    I have running shoes. I probably should see a podiatrist, but I'm trying to avoid it. icon_mad.gif
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    Feb 13, 2010 2:24 PM GMT
    http://www.healthline.com/blogs/exercise_fitness/labels/arches.html
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    Feb 13, 2010 2:34 PM GMT
    A good running store will be able to recommend a good shoe that will help compensate for your supination. I tried over the counter orthotics first, then went to a store where they checked out my gait and said they had shoes that would take care of the issue without the additional insert. I've been happy with the result.

    Look for a store that does free gait analysis. The store I went to also mapped the bottom of my feet. I'm not sure that was necessary but the pretty picture impressed me.
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    Feb 15, 2010 3:01 AM GMT
    Yea, knee pain can also be caused by IT band tightness, quad weakness, and quad tightness. Supination may be the underlying cause of all those things, but it's always good to get yourself evaluated. I roll my quads and IT bands,hammies, and calves on the foam roller in the mornings on running days. I also use a foot roller on the bottom of my foot which basically does trigger point work on the foot. You'd be amazed to find out how much tightness there is down in the bottoms of your feet which according to my massage therapist contributes a lot to things like pronation etc.