Monday, April 21, 2014

Marathon Monday: What Is Runner's Knee?



The term “runner’s knee” is a catch – all phrase associated with pain around the knee and running. Runner's knee is also called anterior knee pain and patellofemoral pain syndrome – which means there is pain around the general area of the patella (your kneecap) and your femur (your leg bone). The word “syndrome” means there are different factors contributing to the pain.

Runner's knee is the most common running injury. It accounts for approximately 20% of all running injuries.  This injury impacts not only runners, but also jumpers and cyclists. The symptom most associated with runner's knee is a dull ache/pain below the kneecap that may be mild at first and only experienced during running activities. As training continues, the pain becomes progressively more intense during running and also the pain can increasingly be felt while at rest.



The good news about runner's knee is that it's a relatively minor condition. It is really just chronic failure of tissues within the knee to completely recover from running-induced damage in between runs.   The bad news is that is can be just as debilitating and last as long as more serious knee breakdowns.
  
The best treatment for Runner’s Knee is prevention! Prevention involves the use of proper footwear, proper running form and regular stretching. When runner's knee does occur, it often responds well to  RICE Treatment.  It is very important to listen to your body. If it hurts, your body is trying to tell you to stop doing what you are doing and rest a bit. 

If you are experiencing the symptoms of runner's knee, you can do rehabilitation exercises at home to assist in your successful recovery from this type of injury.   If you experience persistent pain in the front or outside of your knee, an evaluation with an orthopedic doctor is warranted.  An accurate diagnosis can be made through a combination of your history, physical exams and imaging studies.  Contact Advanced Bone & Joint and our sports medicine specialists can provide you with a prompt, thorough evaluation  for your knee injury



The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
Disclaimer:
There is a fine line between blogging and giving medical advice. The content of this blog is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.  Nothing contained in this blog is intended to replace the medical advice of a trained, licensed physician.
In all matters relating to your health, you are urged to consult a physician. You can contact Advanced Bone & Joint to set up a formal consultation appointment with Dr. W. Anthony Frisella, Dr. Dane Glueck, Dr. Brandon Larkin, Dr. Anthony Lombardo, Dr. John McAllister, II, Dr. Brian Meek, Dr. Paul Spezia, Jennifer Eickhoff, FNP-BC, or Matt Pliske, PA-C.
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99
The good news about patellofemoral pain syndrome is that it’s a relatively minor condition. Indeed, it’s really just a chronic failure of tissues within the knee to fully recovery from running-induced damage between runs. The bad news is that it can be just as debilitating and last just as long as more serious breakdowns.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2014/02/injury-prevention/beating-runners-knee_143#2Rcf2od5ZEl3mbQF.99

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