The runners knee which is also known as Patellofemoral pain syndrome.
It can be caused by any activity that causes knee strain or movement. Runner knee covers a spectrum of diseases that cause knee pain.
Here are a few causes –
1. Excessive exercise
2. Injury to the knee
3. Problems with joint alignment
4. Weak muscles or muscle imbalance
Pain is the most common symptom of Runner’s knee. The pain is more likely to be noticed when bending the knee. Walking uphill or downhill can also aggravate the pain.
Some people may also notice a popping sound or notice some joint stiffness. A physical examination would be needed to diagnose a Runner’s knee.
Rest the knee as much as possible
Ice the knee for 15 mins at a time
Using a knee bandage and using a knee sleeve can help.
My favorite method for recovering from knee pain is using a ice pack for 15 mins, warm pack for 5 mins, and then a massage.
Stretching and strengthening can help as well
Over the counter painkillers(Paracetamol or Ibuprofen) can help