Runner's knee may be caused by a structural defect, or a certain way of walking or running. Other causes may include:
These are the most common symptoms of runner's knee:
The symptoms of runner's knee may look like other conditions and health problems. Always talk with your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Your healthcare provider will figure out the best treatment based on:
The best course of treatment for runner's knee is to stop running until you can run again without pain. Other treatment may include:
Preventing runner’s knee includes not overstressing your knees. You can do this by:
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