Runner’s knee can be described as an injury in front of the knee. Symptoms are often found in runners, athletes, or when doing jumping-off activities, especially for a long time. It’s most frequently experienced when getting up and and feeling pain. Runner’s knee is caused by the imbalance of the thigh muscles Vastus medailis & lateralis when there is contraction and movement. As the back of the knee bends, friction occurs, resulting in pain. In some cases swelling may also occur.
Runner’s knee can be treated with physical therapy through the following methods:
- Pain relief with ultrasound
- Using physiotherapy equipment to reduce the impact on the knee
- Exercise the muscles around the knee to reduce friction and pressure
- Stretching around the knee
- Relaxing muscles around the knee