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Unlike the name, Runner's Knee can happen to anyone who spends a lot of time exercising, biking, jumping around and of course running to. The overuse of knees leads to problems like pain in the front and back caps of the knees. Along with this, one can also experience stiffness in the joints followed with swelling and inflammation, which makes it difficult to perform physical activities.
HOW IS RUNNER'S KNEE DIAGNOSED?
Imaging scans such as x-rays, MRIs and CT scans help a doctor to look at the joint more closely and help to diagnose this disorder.
HOW IS RUNNER'S KNEE TREATED?
In most cases Runner's Knee gets better with time and adequate rest. Home care like applying cold compress may ease the pain. It is important to rest the knee as much as possible for faster recovery. Wrapping the knee cap with an elastic bandage is a good way to support the knee. Stretching and strengthening exercises may help in strengthening the knee joint.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is advised to get rest or do low impact activities till the knees heal.