If you love running and working out, way to go! It’s a great way to get moving and keep fit. However, athletes and runners can be prone to knee injuries.
Runner’s Knee is felt as pain around the kneecap and can be the result of overuse, injury, abnormalities of the leg bones or feet and weak muscles. Knee injuries are common among athletes, for example, who often experience tears in the knee ligaments, leading to sudden knee pain.
Runner’s Knee is a condition that can affect anyone who partakes in activities that require a lot of bending of the knee, such as running, walking, jumping or cycling.
Symptoms of Runner’s Knee include:
- Pain behind or around the kneecap, including pain on the side of your knee
- Pain when you bend your knee
- Pain that is worse when you are walking downhill or downstairs
- Popping or grinding in the knee
Treat Runner’s Knee by resting the knee and using a medicated product like an anti-inflammatory. Voltarol medicated plasters and gels can provide over-the-counter relief.