runner's knee


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Related to runner's knee: Iliotibial band syndrome, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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 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.