Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 07:04
Chondromalacia of the Patella also known as Runners Knee or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS).
Very common pain in the runner with over pronation or wide Q-angle, or female runners. The symptoms are more severe when running downhills.
Foot orthotics would be a great assist in the therapy of the Runners Knee.
The symptoms of Runners knee include the pain at the knee cap usually at medial (inner) portion and below it. Pain is usually also felt after sitting after a long period of time with knees bent. Running downhills and even walking down stairs can be followed by pain. This has been called "movie theater sign".
At early stage running should be decreased to lessen the stress over the area
Exercise performed with the bend knee should be avoided