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Runner’s Knee
Types, Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What are the symptoms of Runner’s Knee?

Some common symptoms that indicate a person is suffering from this condition are:

  • Pain in and around the kneecap
  • Swelling, rubbing, grinding or clicking sound of the kneecap
  • Kneecap that is tender to the touch

This pain is mostly felt when the individual is walking, climbing stairs, running, sitting with a bent knee for long, etc. 

Symptoms, Risk Factors and Complications of Runner’s Knee

What are the risk factors of Runner’s Knee?

Certain risk factors that may predispose an individual to this condition are:

  • Intense Training: When the intensity of training is increased suddenly, it may put greater pressure on the knee.
  • Overuse and overtraining of the knee: It is most common in athletes.
  • Injury: Injuries to the knee, hip may affect the biomechanics of the knee. 
  • Focal weakness: Individuals with underdeveloped thigh or hip muscles are more prone to the development of this condition. 
  • Obesity: It results in excessive pressure to the knees that makes obese individuals susceptible to the development of this condition. 
  • Gender: Females are at a greater risk of developing this condition since they usually have wider hips as well as slightly different knee alignment, as compared to men. 

What are the complications of Runner’s Knee?

The major complication involved with this condition is the worsening of the knee pain and discomfort to the individual over time.

References: 
  • Runner’s Knee. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/runners-knee# Accessed on June 7, 2020.
  • Runner’s Knee Pain. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/knee-pain/runners-knee#1 Accessed on June 7, 2020.
  • Runner’s Knee Pain Syndrome. Hopkins Medicine. Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/patellofemoral-pain-syndrome-runners-knee Accessed on June 7, 2020.
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