runners knee

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run′ner's knee′


n.
pain under the kneecap or patella caused by wear of the cartilage in the knee, as in cycling or running.
[1980–85]
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Specifically, among other findings, stress fractures of the base of the second metatarsal (p = 0.03), patellofemoral syndrome, and os trigonum syndrome were most prevalent among junior professionals (p = 0.04); chondral injury of the knee in senior professionals (p = 0.04); and cervical disc disease in dancers of intermediate age and level of experience.
Validation of outcome measures in patients with patellofemoral syndrome. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 1989;10:302-8.
It strengthens the muscles surrounding the knee, making it an excellent choice on off days to better prepare runners for the heavy pounding of hard training days while staving off patellofemoral syndrome. Over time, there is some evidence that walking can relieve low back pain.
We also found evidence that an exercise-based multimodal program of care may be superior to structured patient education for persistent patellofemoral syndrome immediately post-intervention.
Patellofemoral syndrome. Essential Evidence Plus Web site.
Among the conditions addressed are hyperkyphosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome, plantar fasciitis and tendinopathy.
Functional and EMG responses to a physical therapy treatment in patellofemoral syndrome patients.
This often results in "runner's knee", or patellofemoral syndrome, in which the shock absorbing cartilage on the back surface of the knee joint gradually wears away.
A year and a half ago I developed lateral knee pain and soon after was diagnosed with patellofemoral syndrome. I was in physical therapy twice a week in the summer, during which the pain persisted but did not worsen.
(1,2,7,8-12) Hyperpronation has been associated with the development of conditions such as patellofemoral syndrome (PFS), retropatellar chondropathy (RPCP),6,13-16 flexor hallucis longus tendonitis, (7) Achilles tendonitis, (1,7,9,17,18) hallux valgus, and bunions, (2) all of which are among the most common injuries in dancers.
Treatment Options in Overuse Injuries of the Knee: Patellofemoral Syndrome, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, and Degenerative Meniscal Tears.