Injury Expert. Runner's Knee

Knee pain can occur in different areas on and around the knee but ‘Runner’s Knee’ or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is pain that is felt below the kneecap.

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain below the kneecap, brought on by running and generally mild at first.
  • Pain often subsides after running, yet reoccurs as soon as you return to training.

COMMON CAUSES

  • Overuse of the knee – particularly at times of increased training.
  • The patella rubs on, rather than glides over the femur.
  • A muscle imbalance around the knee (one side being stronger than the other)
  • Excessive pronation and lack of support from the running shoe.

SOLUTIONS

  • Fit currexSole insoles to help stabilise the knee and guide it through it normal range of motion.
  • Wear the correct footwear – your shoes must guide the foot, not force or over cushioned it.
  • Improve the strength/imbalance of the muscles around the knee.
  • Stretch to help offset poor tracking or tightness around the knee.

 

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