Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)
Knee Ligament injury
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Patellofemoral pain syndrome “Runners’ Knee”
Runners are at risk if there’s a structural problem affecting the joint between your kneecap and thigh bone. This can include minor problems in the alignment of your knee joint and weakness in the muscles around your hip or thigh.
Symptoms can be helped through an individualised exercise plan from your physiotherapist where the root cause of the issue is targeted to regain pain free function.
Osgood Schlatter disease usually develops during the stage of bone maturation (growth spurts) of children between 10-12 years old in girls and 12-14 years old in boys. Symptoms are located on the front of the knee and below knee cap on the bony prominence known as the tibial tuberosity. Its normally painful to touch with swelling seen in some cases. Activities such as running, jumping, kneeling, cycling and kicking a ball can aggravate symptoms. During these repetitive activities microtrauma occur due to the the strain on the tendon. Risks of developing Osgood-Schlatter disease is having poor flexibility of the thigh muscles (quads and hamstrings). Learning management strategies with physiotherapy is advised to help reduce the symptoms and assist with returning to normal or sporting activities. It’s common to have a pronounced prominence after having this condition that will not effect your daily function later on in life.