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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Runner's Knee (Definition)

Runner's knee isn't really a condition itself. It's a loose term for several specific disorders with different causes. Runner's knee can result from: weak thigh muscles. Misalignment. Mainly patella. Direct trauma to the knee, like a ...Read more


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What is runners knee?

What is runners knee?

Tendonitis: "runners knee " is a broad term that generally incorporates illiotibial band (it) and patellar (kneecap) tendinitis. " jumpers" knee is a term used for isolated patellar tendonitis. Ors try to identify the tendon that is inflamed and avoid (generally) a broad non- specific term like " runners knee"...! btw some actual distance runners who run alot of hills in training get it band (outside) ten's.. ...Read more

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How to cure runners knee symptoms?

How to cure runners knee symptoms?

Stretch: Please see my previous answer on runners' knee. Briefly, stretch your hamstrings and it band before and after u run. Avoid running hills. Use ice massage to tender areas for 20-30 min after u run. Try otc nsaids. If it continues to hurt despite above rest and crosstrain! Good luck! ...Read more

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Please help, I need advice to treat runners knee?

Please help, I need advice to treat runners knee?

Strengthen: Quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. ...Read more

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What to do if I have runners knee and it's getting worse, what should I do.?

What to do if I have runners knee and it's getting worse, what should I do.?

It depends.: Runner's knee is a vague term. If you're not getting better, than you should see a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who could determine the exact nature of your problem, and then come up with an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to prevent runners knee?

What exercises can I do to prevent runners knee?

Many options: Just avoid hitting the ground hard. You can swim or do weights and use gym equipment for exercises or simply walk but you have to do fast/brisk walking to get good and adequate exercise.. ...Read more

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What type of excess ices can I do to help runners knee pain?

What type of excess ices can I do to help runners knee pain?

Stretch; avoid hills: I'm not sure exactly of your question but to avoid patellar and it band tendinitis make sure you take time to stretch before and after u run. Esp. The hamstring tendons and it band (back and outside of knee).Avoid hills if possible and use ice massage to your tender areas after a run. Consider trying a NSAID also. If no improvement w/ above.... Rest and cross train (bicycle, swimming, elliptical. ...Read more

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I'm looking for specific exercises to help with runners knee (besides stretching, rolling, ice and rest).?

I'm looking for specific exercises to help with runners knee (besides stretching, rolling, ice and rest).?

Quad strenghtening: Work on leg extension exercises and strengthening the quad muscles. Don't forget to work to balance the hamstrings as well. ...Read more

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I have runners knee syndrome and I use to do gymnastics. Would I be able to do that again or would that hurt my knees more?

I have runners knee syndrome and I use to do gymnastics. Would I be able to do that again or would that hurt my knees more?

Maybe with Rehab: If you appropriately rehab your injury and have no structural abnormality with your knee you should be able to return to all activities. Seek out the care of a sports medicine specialist and always remember to let pain be your guide with your activity level. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for runners knee?

What's the best treatment for runners knee?

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. ...Read more

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How can I treat runners knee (knee patellofemoral syndrome)?

How can I treat runners knee (knee patellofemoral syndrome)?

Treat cause/symptoms: "runner's knee" is not a specific diagnosis but a term for knee disorders occurring in runners. In general, the reason for the pain is overuse and/or inflammation. General recommendations: avoid the aggravating activity, rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, compression/bracing, and time. Once improved, gradual return to running, and increased cross-training, may limit recurrences. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with runners knee about 4 weeks ago and I've been doing the exercises I was told but im still in pain feeling a burning sensation?

Knee pain: Knee pain can take awhile to resolve since we rarely completely rest our knees. Remember rice for any injury. Rest, ice, compression, elevation
try a knee wrap
ask you doctor about an nsaid, like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Could u know how long it would take to recover from surgery for chondromalacia, or runners knee?

Could u know how long it would take to recover from surgery for chondromalacia, or runners knee?

It depends.: Depends on exactly what is done. Most recoveries are 2-3 months. But there are some procedures that require 6 months for full recovery. Ask your surgeon for the specifics of his/her rehabilitation protocol. ...Read more

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I wear a knee brace cuz I have runners knee but my knee constantly feels like it wants to give out when I wear it. Why?

I wear a knee brace cuz I have runners knee but my knee constantly feels like it wants to give out when I wear it. Why?

Give way: Muscle weakness or imbalance. Try cross training with other exercises besides running such as bike, elliptical, swim, & resistance training with weights. ...Read more

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Can catching and pressure in knee while walking be a runners knee flare up? Also aftet kneeling it continues to catch and lock all day.

Can catching and pressure in knee while walking be a runners knee flare up? Also aftet kneeling it continues to catch and lock all day.

Knee issues: The feeling of catching and pressure in knee can be associated with runner's knee. However, we also think of meniscus injury with a history of catching and locking. ...Read more

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While training for a marathon on 20 mile run knee pain increased. Diagnosed with runners knee, cartilage loss possibly. Will this ever improve?

While training for a marathon on 20 mile run knee pain increased. Diagnosed with runners knee, cartilage loss possibly. Will this ever improve?

It can improve: Strengthen quadriceps muscles, especially vmo muscle. Cross train with cycling or stationary bike. Depending on your age and xray and MRI findings, sometimes prp injection may play a role. Avoid surgery. Physical therapy an option. Get a good sports medicine doctor. ...Read more

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How ultrasound therapy works? Can it heal runners knee permanently?

How ultrasound therapy works? Can it heal runners knee permanently?

It's complicated: U/s is a form of deep heat. You may need an orthopedic or sports medicine evaluation to figure out your knee pain. ...Read more

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I have knee pain and been told it's probably runners knee. It's getting worse running or walking up/down hills/stairs. Buckles a lot. Painful.

Giving way...: Is a nonspecific sign and does not indicated tears or any other pathology. However, if your pain is worsening it is important to be evaluated by a musculoskeletal physician to determine the cause and correct treatment of your knee pain. ...Read more

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Started running 2 mo ago (3mi 3xwk) and now my knee hurts. Feels twisted almost. I want to keep running. Will a brace help? Is it runners knee?

Started running 2 mo ago (3mi 3xwk) and now my knee hurts. Feels twisted almost. I want to keep running. Will a brace help? Is it runners knee?

U need 2 have Ur-: -knees evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. It needs hands on xam as well as Ur running history. Grass, black top, track flat or banked, hills & more. Also any foot deformity as prorated, also bring in Ur new as well as Ur regular shoes & old running shoes. Eval of them tells a lot. Imaging will B needed, plain ol X rays initially. Make an appointmen. ...Read more