Patellofemoral Syndrome, also known as “Runner’s Knee” is an uncomfortable condition affecting people of all ages. This discomfort around the kneecap can become a significant hindrance, especially for those who enjoy running or walking as part of their daily exercise routine.
This fact sheet delves into the causes of runner’s knee–which can range from muscle weakness, overuse, or age-related wear and tear. It also provides a detailed guide on the treatment options available. To help minimize the risk of developing this condition, we have included practical prevention tips that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine. Furthermore, the fact sheet features a series of physical therapist advised exercises complete with step-by-step instructions. These exercises aim to strengthen the muscles around the knee, improving stability and reducing pain.