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A 37-year-old member asked:

what can you do about runner's knee pain?

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Dr. Nic Gay
Dr. Nic Gayanswered
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 13 years experience
Many things: Many different conditions may mimic or be referred to as runners knee. Most treatments begin with a course of exercise therapy (stretching and strengthening), along with anti-inflammatories, avoiding painful activities, rest, ice, compression, elevation. However, it is important to NOT assume that because you run and have pain, it is runners knee. A physician should give you a diagnosis.

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