Runner's Knee

Runner's Knee Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Runner’s Knee 101: Tips and Prevention

 

Have you heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? Maybe not, but if you’ve been running a long time, there’s a chance you’ve had it.

 

Runner’s knee is that pain just under, above or below your kneecap. It will feel worse when you run uphill or downhill, as well as up and down stairs.The most common cause of runner’s knee is an increase in your mileage. However, it could also be related to poor form.

 

While the pain centers around your knee, you’ll want to look to your quads, hips and core to see if anything is tight or awry there that could be causing the knee pain.

 

Find exercises to help with the pain, tips on how to avoid runner’s knee and more.

 

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