Have you ever thought why do we have kneecaps?
The patella (Kneecap) is a small bone located in front of your knee joint — where the thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia) meet. It acts like a fulcrum between the quadricep muscles and the tibia.
The ends of the bones in the knee joint are covered with what is known as articular cartilage, a tough, elastic material that helps absorb shock and allows the knee joint to move smoothly. Synovial fluid also lubricates and aids in shock absorption.
The patella increases the leverage that the quadriceps' tendon can exert on the femur by increasing the angle at which it acts.
Feet that are overly pronated (valgus) or supinated (Varus) as well as an unbalanced weight distribution on the feet will often result in not only knee pain but pain radiating from the lower back. Under the feet are fine pressure sensors which provide information to the brain about heat, cold, foot position and weight distribution. Symptoms may include pain when standing, knee pain, external, internal displacement of the patella (kneecap points inwards or outwards), bowlegs, hyperextension of the knees, knock knees and lower back pain/tightness. I address these imbalances through Posturology with the use of Neurostab insoles.