Runners knee is a painful overuse-related knee injury that typically affects the outer part of your knee, leading to knee pain when you run or cycle.
It is a fairly common knee injury in runners and cyclists, affecting an average of
The most common symptom is the presence of pain located on the outer side of your knee joint.
This pain may travel
plus the knee pain may be aggravated by activities that involves running and/or cycling.
Most of the time, the pain is very situation-specific - it is present (and usually worsens) during cycling and running activities, and the knee pain goes down when the patient rests their runners knee.
That being said, it can also be extremely painful and uncomfortable when going up or down the stairs.
The good news is that almost all runner's knee pain cases respond well to physiotherapy treatment.
Physiotherapy aims are to manage the localized inflammatory response to provide immediate pain relief, followed by identifying and managing any underlying postural and body alignment issues that may be causing or aggravating the condition.
Our senior physiotherapists will do an in-depth assessment of your knee to understand your runner's knee and its symptoms/causes, and then come up with a customized-to-you physiotherapy program to treat your knee.
Following diagnosis, the senior physiotherapist will then create a custom physio intervention plan for you, and depending on the causes of the problem, you may be treated with a combination