Runners knee is a common ailment among runners, but it can also strike any athlete who does activities that require a lot of bending like walking, hiking and jumping. Symptoms include pain behind or around the patella (knee cap), pain especially on bending the knee such as squatting, running and sometimes sitting. Pain is usually worse when walking downhill or downstairs. Mild runners knee pain is likely to settle with rest alone, but if you have had moderate to severe pain for a month or more you should seek the advice of an experienced physiotherapist.
Our physiotherapists will perform a comprehensive assessment to identify the most likely reason for you experiencing runner's knee. The information gathered will be used to formulate an individual treatment plan, that will result in the most timely reduction in your symptoms and return to full training. Footwear advice, stretching and strengthening exercises and pain relieving modalities such as electrotherapy, soft tissue massage, joint mobilisations and acupuncture can all be effective.
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