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Runner's Knee
Treatment
Definition
Chondromalacia Patella, also known as runner’s knee, chondromalacia patella is the wear and tear of the cartilage at the back of the kneecap caused by abnormal motion of the kneecap. Symptoms include swelling and inflammation of the knee and acute pain radiating from the top of the kneecap. Stiffness can occur after prolonged sitting and pain can be intense when going up or down stairs.
Causes
There are three main causes of runner’s knee:
Weak or malfunctioning quadricep muscles.
Abnormal biomechanics of the foot and lower leg.
A dysfunctional patellar tendon below the knee.
Short term treatments of regular icing and ultrasound may help to reduce the discomfort however other remedies are needed to prevent further problems.
A program of stretching and strengthening (especially the quadriceps muscles) can be prescribed. If a biomechanical fault is to blame, then your Chiropodist will prescribe you orthotics and a well fitting pair of shoes. Also, your exercise habits should be reviewed and possibly adjusted: hill running, banked tracks, and uneven surfaces may have been contributors.
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705.222.FOOT (3668) 1485 Lasalle Blvd
Sudbury, P3A 5H7
Located in the Real Canadian Superstore
info@aquilonfootclinic.com