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Is Runner's Knee...?

In this article, we will try and answer some of the top questions that are sent to us about Runner's Knee. If you want more in-depth information on the causes, symptoms and how to treat Runner's Knee then head over to the physio room or follow the button below.

What is runner's knee?


Runner's knee, also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is a common overuse injury among runners and other athletes. It is characterized by pain in the front of the knee, around and behind the kneecap, which is exacerbated by activities that involve bending of the knee. Symptoms often include a dull ache, sharp pain, and/or popping or grinding sensations around the kneecap.

Is runner's knee permanent?

No, runner's knee is not permanent. With proper rest, treatment, and rehabilitation, runner's knee can be fully healed.

Is runner's knee serious?

Runner's knee is not usually serious, however, it can become more serious if left untreated. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort, it is important to consult a doctor to assess the severity of your condition and develop a treatment plan.

Is runner's knee curable?

Yes, runner's knee is curable. With proper rest, treatment, and rehabilitation, runner's knee can be fully healed. It is commonly caused by a muscular strength imbalance or a sudden increase in training intensity or duration. Identifying what is causing runner's knee will help you to treat and manage the symptoms.

Is runner's knee painful?

Yes, runner's knee can be painful. It is usually characterized by pain in the front of the knee, around and behind the kneecap, which is exacerbated by activities that involve bending of the knee.

is runner's knee common?

Yes, runner's knee is a common overuse injury among runners and other athletes. It is estimated to account for up to 25% of all running injuries. It is important to identify and address the causes of runner's knee in order to prevent further injury and pain.

Is runner's knee arthritis?

No, runner's knee is not arthritis. It is a common overuse injury among runners and other athletes. It is characterized by pain in the front of the knee, around and behind the kneecap, which is exacerbated by activities that involve bending of the knee.

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