Runner’s knee is a condition that is typically felt as pain around the patella, or knee cap. This pain can occur after increasing your mileage, changing the incline of your run, or even just as a new runner starting his/her training. When we treat this diagnosis in our Loveland or Fort Collins offices, the cause must first be determined. Runner’s knee can be caused due to overuse, muscle imbalances, an ankle injury, or a trauma.
Typically, rest and ice can help to decrease the pain. However, if the pain persists, it is advisable to seek medical advice so further damage does not occur. The physical therapy team at Scott Family Health is trained to identify the specific causes of runner’s knee. We will do a thorough evaluation and listen to your concerns in order to determine the correct treatment plan.