Runners knee if a general term used to describe common knee pains experienced by runners. This is not an accurate diagnosis of a medical condition.

The most common condition that ‘runners knee’ commonly refers to is:

Chondromalacia Patellae (pain under the kneecap) 

Runners knee may also refer to:

ITB Frictional Syndrome (pain outside of knee)  

There are various runners knee treatments that include strapping for runners knee, strengthening exercises for runners knee and specific exercises. However an accurate diagnosis of the specific condition must be made for the treatment to be effective.

If you have been told that you have ‘runners knee’ then book in to see one of our experienced sports podiatrists for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to suit you.