Causes, Symptoms and Physiotherapy Treatment
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Runners knee is a painful overuse-related knee injury that affects the outer part of your knee - causing lots of pain especially when you run or cycle. It is a fairly common injury in both runners and cyclists, affecting an average of 2-10% of all runners and 25% of all cyclists - a significant amount.
Common Symptoms of Runner’s Knee
Basically there is the presence of pain located on the outer side of your knee joint. This pain may radiate upwards up the thigh or downwards towards the outer side of your shin. The pain may be aggravated by activities that involves running and/or cycling.
Most of the time, the pain is very situational - it is present (and exarcebated) during cycling and running activities, and settles when one rests. That being said, in some cases, it can also be extremely painful and uncomfortable when going up or down the stairs.
The good news is that almost all cases respond well to physiotherapy treatment. Physiotherapy aims are to manage the localized inflammatory response to provide immediate pain relief, followed by identifying and managing any underlying postural and body alignment issues that may be causing or aggravating the condition.
Some of the aggravating factors:
- leg length discrepancies
- knock knees
- walking/running posiiton where the arch of the feet lowers during running
What will our physios do?
What our physiotherapists will do is to check for all these items during the physical assessment and provide specific training and techniques to correct these issues before the person can return to full activity, so that we can prevent a recurrence of runners knee.
As we manage the causes of the injury, we will also provide you a strengthening program to strengthen up structures that are weaker to provide a good support system to prevent this injury and pain from coming back.
In some mild cases, a knee strap will suffice to provide pain relief effectively during jogging and running.
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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
- Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- See the list of orthopedic surgeons we serve in Singapore
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy and Sports Massage Singapore Home Page from our runners knee page
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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