What is Runner’s Knee?
Runner’s Knee is sometime also known as Iliotibal Band Injury, is a very common knee injuries which affects runners, jumpers or other kind of activity that put heavy stress on their knee.
Symptoms of Runner’s Knee
- Pain when walking up and down the stairs, kneeling, squating and sitting for too long
Causes of Runner’s Knee
- Excessive training or overusage
- Tightness, imbalance, or weakness of thigh muscles
- Flat Feet
- Complete or partial dislocation
Treatment for Runner’s Knee
- Using R.I.C.E,
Rest: Stop all activity, to prevent the strain to worsen
Ice: Apply ice to reduce swelling
Compression: Wrap the strained area to reduce swelling
Elevation: Keep the it as close to the level of the heart as to keep blood from pooling in the injured area
- Surgical Treatment