Do you suffer from Runners Knee?

  • 25th May 2016

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS), sometimes also called “runner’s knee,” is one of the most common running injuries. It is normally associated with a dull pain felt around or underneath the kneecap. Aggravating activities can include squatting, running (especially down a slope), sitting for prolonged periods, and descending stairs.

Typically people with this condition have a muscle imbalance involving the hip abductors and external rotators which impacts running biomechanics, resulting in an inward drift of the knee.

Literature suggests that a successful rehabilitation program should address these dysfunctions by including appropriate stabilising hip abductor, external rotator, and quadriceps strengthening exercises.

By Nic Cote BSc MCSP SRP
Senior Physiotherapist

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