SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, PREVENTION, AND TREATMENT – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME (RUNNER’S KNEE)
Patellofemoral, popularly known as “Runner’s Knee” describes a number of knee-related conditions, particularly those that cause severe pains around the individual’s kneecap or the patella. These conditions range from iliotibial band syndrome and chondromalacia patella to patellofemoral malalignment, and anterior knee pain syndrome.
Just as you may have guessed from its alias (Runner’s Knee), the condition is predominantly caused by (but not limited to) running. It can, in fact, be caused by any series of activity that perpetually stresses the knee joint such as biking, walking, cycling, skiing, jumping and soccer playing, just to name a few.
Medical experts have also reported that runner’s knee is more rampant among women than in men, particularly middle-aged women. Persons who are overweight may also be at a high risk of suffering from knee-related conditions.