What is it?
Patellar femoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or “Runners knee” is the number one cited injury for runners (Tucker 2009).
Experienced as mild to severe pain at the base or behind the kneecap, this condition is often accompanied by a grinding sensation. Runners complain of pain with running, climbing or descending stairs, bending the knee, or prolonged sitting. Pain usually occurs at a specific distance or time during a run but as the condition worsens pain can occur earlier in your run, post run, or even at rest.
So great, I know what I have, but can I run through it? Continue reading “Top 5 Running Injuries: #1 Runners Knee”