Runner’s knee is a condition in which the cartilage directly underneath the knee cap becomes damaged, causing pain and discomfort. Because that cartilage naturally plays the role of “shock absorber”, it takes a beating when individuals participate in activities such as running or jumping. See our runner’s knee exercises to learn more.
There are many factors that play a part in developing runner’s knee. Individuals who repeat movements such as jumping or running are among those at the highest risk for suffering runner’s knee symptoms. Some runner’s knee causes include:
Some common runner’s knee symptoms include:
Sometimes you might feel some runner’s knee symptoms and be able to take care of it on your own with some stretching or massage tools from Medi-Dyne. In other instances, you will need to pair your stretching exercises with a visit to the doctor, in order to get the best treatment possible.
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