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Runners Knee

What is runner’s knee, and what causes it?

  • Dull, aching pain around the outside of the knee or kneecap.
  • Can develop as a result of overuse, misalignment of the leg or injury.
  • Jumping and running sports tend to aggravate this condition.

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How can I treat and prevent runner’s knee?

  • Rest, ice, compression and elevation.
  • You can modify your work-out routine by warming up before, practicing stretching and strengthening exercises, proper alignment and technique, and avoiding sudden increases in exercise intensity.
  • Healthy lifestyle choices such as maintaining a healthy weight and choosing the right shoes or insoles are also important.

Read more about how to treat and prevent runner’s knee.

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When should I consult a doctor?

Read more about when to see a doctor.

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