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Are there any home remedies for runner's knee?

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To help relieve your pain and speed recovery, you can:

  • Rest your knee. Avoid things that make it hurt worse, like running, squatting, lunging, or sitting and standing for long periods of time.
  • Ice your knee to ease pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours for 2-3 days, or until the pain is gone.
  • Wrap your knee. Use an elastic bandage, patellar straps, or sleeves to give it extra support.
  • Raise your leg on a pillow when you sit or lie down.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Runner's Knee," “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.”

Arroll, B. , February 1999.  British Journal of General Practice

Fulkerson, J. , May-June 2002.  American Journal of Sports Medicine

Rouzier, P. second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Cleveland Clinic: “Knee Pain (Chondromalacia Patella).”

Pedorthic Association of Canada: “Overpronation and Under Pronation Correction.”

American College of Sports Medicine: “Plyometric Training for Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 13, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Runner's Knee," “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.”

Arroll, B. , February 1999.  British Journal of General Practice

Fulkerson, J. , May-June 2002.  American Journal of Sports Medicine

Rouzier, P. second edition, SportsMed Press, 2004. The Sports Medicine Patient Advisor,

Cleveland Clinic: “Knee Pain (Chondromalacia Patella).”

Pedorthic Association of Canada: “Overpronation and Under Pronation Correction.”

American College of Sports Medicine: “Plyometric Training for Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 13, 2017

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