Maga Sports Therapy Can Help Prevent and Cure Pain Caused By Runners Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome).
So, exactly what is Runners Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)? It is pain in the knee cap (patella) especially after sitting for prolonged periods of time or running downhill can be the result of a fairly common condition called patellofermoral pain syndrome. The pain is often caused by inflammation within the joint or tight tendons. It is more commonly found in women.
What causes ‘Runners Knee’ Pain?
Incorrect running ‘form’ or improper shoes. Weak or tight quadriceps. Old knee injuries particularly disclocation.
Signs & Symptoms of Runners Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome).
- Pain on and under the knee cap, which worsens after sitting for extended periods or walking downstairs.
- Clicking or grinding may be experienced when bending the knee.
- You may also experience a dull ache or pain in the centre of your knee.
What happens if you leave it untreated?
If untreated the inflammation can worsen and cause permanently damage to the surrounding tissues. The tendon can become inflamed causing further pain and eventually it could rupture, the cartilage within the joint may also become inflamed and cause excruciating pain.
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Rehabilitation & prevention of Runners Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome).
Restoring (and increasing) strength and flexibility is the key, but it is very important to remember that the inflammation has to be addressed first or further pain and injury can occur.
Long term………. Maga Sports therapy advises stretching and a good warm up, regular treatments as prevention to re-occurrence. The good news is that combining this information with Maga Sports treatments there are seldom long lasting effects, however, if untreated surgical intervention may be necessary.
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