HOW CAN I RELIEVE PAIN AND DISCOMFORT CAUSED BY RUNNER’S KNEE?
Due to the continuous impact on each stride, runners have a high risk of developing Runner’s Knee (also called chondromalacia). Key signs that you’ve developed PFPS include a dull, aching pain at the front of the knee, mild swelling and a grinding sensation across the knee and thigh bone. A good knee brace for runner’s knee includes the GenuTrain, which provides targeted support for pain relief and stabilisation of the knee. Bauerfeind’s high-quality supports or braces with medical-grade compression target the symptoms of runner’s knee and provide relief and stability.
HOW TO TREAT PAIN CAUSED BY RUNNER’S KNEE
- We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on specialised treatment Runner's knee. They may recommend the following treatments.
- Stop the activity the triggered the pain, and rest the area. Trying to ‘work through’ the pain will only make your symptoms worse and delay healing.
- Regularly apply ice packs in the first few days to the affected area to help reduce swelling and pain.
- Severe or persistent pain should be investigated by your doctor.
- Do stretching and strengthening exercises, especially for your quadricep muscles. Your physiotherapist may recommend you specific exercises to help.
Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense or persistent knee pain.