The correct term for runner’s knee is “patellofemoral syndrome.” This is the most common injury in runners and it accounts for up to 30% of running injuries. It is characterized by dull knee pain located around or “behind the kneecap.” It usually has a gradual onset and is usually made worse with ascending or descending stairs, or running downhill. Patients with this condition often experience stiffness when straightening the affected knee following a period of prolonged sitting (the so-called “theatre sign“). Flat feet, hyperpronation of the feet, femoral anteversion, and an increased quadriceps angle (“Q-angle“) are factors often associated with this condition.
We may have an ‘answer’ for those with “Runner’s Knee” (Patellofemoral Syndrome)
Our office offers for many, a distinctly successful protocol for “Runner’s Knee” sufferers that addresses some of the significant muscular/mechanical factors that cause this condition to be problematic. In many cases, particularly those uncomplicated by co-existing medical /orthopedic disease, we have observed positive results in as soon as 3-5 treatment sessions. We invite those who are suffering with this injury to arrange a consultation with us to determine if our protocols might be right for you.