Health Tip: You Don't Have to Run to Get Runner's
(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:
- A poorly aligned kneecap.
- A dislocated knee.
- Another type of injury to the knee.
- Training too vigorously or overusing the knee.
- Thigh muscles that are weak, improperly balanced, or
- Flat feet.
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