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What are the symptoms of runner's knee?

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The main problem is pain. You might notice it:

  • In front of your kneecap, though it could be around or behind it
  • When you bend your knee to walk, squat, kneel, run, or even get up from a chair
  • Getting worse when you walk downstairs or downhill

The area around your knee could swell, or you might hear popping or have a grinding feeling in the knee.

SOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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 Tyler Wheeler on December 8, 2019

SOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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 Tyler Wheeler on December 8, 2019

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