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
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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.
Because runner's knee develops over a period of time, you may not know anything is wrong until you get a sharp pain below the kneecap.
The most common athletic injury, according to Tedd Mitchell, M.D., Medical Director for the Cooper Wellness Program in Dallas, Texas, is "runner's knee" (chondromalacia), the erosion of the cartilage covering the underside of the kneecap.
The Syndrome: Runner's knee is common among runners, cyclists, aerobic dancers, rope jumpers, and basketball players.
Many musculoskeletal injuries, especially those related to exercise (such as runner's knee or shin splints), are due in part to muscle weakness and imbalances as well as joint instability, which strength training may correct.
O'Neil is suffering from ITB syndrome, which is also known as 'runner's knee'.
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.
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.
Hill training is associated with injuries such as iliotibial band tendinitis, and anterior compartment leg tendinitis (shin splints), and can aggravate patellofemoral syndrome (runner's knee).
I have had problems off and on with runner's knee. Each time, I back off my training, both mileage and intensity, or rest completely, use ice, and cross-train in the pool and it goes away.
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.