A 40-year-old member asked:
What's the best treatment for runners knee?
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Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Exam needed: Runner's knee is a term used to refer to a number of medical conditions that cause pain around the front of the knee . These conditions include anterior knee pain syndrome, patellofemoral malalignment, and chondromalacia patella.
Some call lateral knee pain, it band irritation runners knee.
Simple education, exercise, and footwear may be all that is needed while some need more agressive treatment.
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Last updated Feb 4, 2015
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