runner's knee


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runner's knee

an overuse syndrome of anterior knee pain associated with excessive lateral motion of the patella during activity.

pa·tel·lo·fem·o·ral syn·drome

(pă-tel'ō-fem'ŏr-ăl sin'drōm)
Degenerative condition affecting the articular cartilage of the patella caused by abnormal compression or shearing forces at the knee joint; may cause patellalgia.

runner's knee

A colloquial term for several overuse conditions resulting from excessive exercise of the lower extremities. These may involve the extensor mechanism and other musculotendinous insertions. Patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee), patellofemoral dysfunction, iliotibial band syndrome, and pes anserinus tendonitis or bursitis have all been called by this term.
See also: knee

runner's knee

a non-specific term used to describe pain felt in or around the knee in runners. Includes conditions such as patellofemoral pain and iliotibial band syndrome. See also chondromalacia patellae, iliotibial band.
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Most runners who have pain in the knee will need surgery or suffer long-term damage - False If the joint does not swell and has a full range of movements, the majority of patients with so-called runner's knee can resolve the problem through addressing the mechanics of their gait, or by performing strengthening exercises.
While the FAST procedure was initially used for tennis elbow, it has successfully been used in hundreds of patients with scarred tendon tissue, such as in runner's knee, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonosis.
There are over 20 different types of running injures, including plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, runner's knee, and iliotibial band syndrome.
There are over 20 different types of running injuries, including plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, runner's knee, and iliotibial band syndrome.
You've heard of tennis elbow and runner's knee, painful injuries that can sideline any dedicated athlete.
This condition, also known as runner's knee, occurs when the patella moves improperly and is characterized by pain at the front of the knee, behind or underneath the kneecap.
It does sound as if you are suffering from runner's knee, which is patello-femoral pain due to the stress of hill running, especially downhill.
Most likely the noise you hear (crepitation) is an early form of patellofemoral syndrome also know as Runner's Knee.
If you have runner's knee, you'll usually feel pain in the front of the knee and hear cracking and popping noises beneath or on both sides of the kneecap.
All mechanical devices eventually break down with repetitive loading; it's therefore understandable that people draw such conclusions about runner's knees.