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
SELF-DIAGNOSE CAN BRING MORE HARM THAN TREATING IT. IT IS GOOD TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE INJURY BUT DEFINITELY NOT TO THE POINT OF SELF-TREATMENT. IT WILL BE MUCH SAFER TO GET TREATED BY OUR DOCTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH ORTHOPAEDICS, YOU CAN CONTACT US, THE HOTLINE IS OPEN 24 HOURS. YOU MAY ALSO SEND US AN ENQUIRY FOR ANKLE PAIN, BACK PAIN, ELBOW PAIN, HAND PAIN, HIP PAIN, KNEE PAIN, SHOULDER PAIN OR FOR AN APPOINTMENT.
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