Temecula – Runner’s Knee Pain

Patellofemoral Syndrome and IT (Iliotibial) Band Syndrome- With knee pain, it is foolish to only treat the knee since the knee is frequently at the will of the hip and the ankle. Injuries or biomechanical problems in these two areas can cause your knee pain.

Patellofemoral Syndrome commonly presents as pain just deep to the kneecap, which increases when walking down stairs. Local inflammation occurring under the knee will cause the pain but as stated before, it is more than likely caused by a problem elsewhere. IT (Iliotibial) Band Syndrome will present as pain on the outside of the knee, which gets worse with an increase in mileage.

Local inflammation is the immediate case of pain as the tendon rubs across the lateral femoral condyle during flexion and extension of the knee. However, as stated before, the real cause of pain can is commonly from spasm of the muscles controlling the IT band, such as the tensor fascia lata and the gluteus medius. Treatment should not only occur at the knee but also at the hip to completely resolve this running injury.

When combining Active Release Techniques and Chiropractic adjustments, runner’s knee or IT band syndrome can be quickly resolved.

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