-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Patellofemoral pain, commonly called
runner's knee, describes a host of conditions that cause a dull
pain in the front of the kneecap where it connects to the
Activities that put heavy stress on the knees increase the risk
of runner's knee. Besides people who run, skiers, cyclists and
soccer players may develop runner's knee, the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
The academy mentions these contributing factors for development
of runner's knee:
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Copyright © EBSCO Publishing. All rights reserved.