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What Is Runner's Knee?!

It’s one of those words that means something’s wrong but it doesn’t really tell you what exactly. Except that there’s probably pain at the knee and/or around it but could be patellofemoral syndrome, It band syndrome, etc.

Being a therapist, I ignore common terms (sciatica, runner’s knee, etc) because they tell me very little except where the pain is felt. I must have forgotten what runner’s knee meant because it looked like it listed everything a runner could get at the knee.

Which is useless…

It wouldn’t matter if I dealt with the different problems the exact same way but there are differences. What triggers each issue is different and so I need to be mindful of what exercises I give to each person.