Runners Knee

Physiotherapy treatment for runners knee at Dr Sahil's Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic in thane

Runner's knee is the common term used to describe any one of several conditions that cause pain around the kneecap or patella. These conditions include: anterior knee pain syndrome, patellofemoral malalignment, chondromalacia patella, and iliotibial band syndrome.

The cartilage under the kneecap is a natural shock absorber. Chondromalacia patellae may develop when the knee is overused or injured.

Treatable by a medical professional

Requires a medical diagnosis

 

Lab tests or imaging often required

 

Medium-term: resolves within months

It's usually treated with rest, pain relievers and physiotherapy.