Tag Archives | Runner’s knee

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What’s the key treatment for runners with patellofemoral pain?

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is recognised to be a multifactorial condition with multiple potential causes and a host of treatment options. This can leave both clinicians and runners confused and unsure about what treatment path to take. Do we use education, activity modification, rehab exercises, gait re-training or all of the above!? Do we tape, massage […]

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Signpost: great new website on patellofemoral pain

Our Signpost blogs are a short series of posts designed to highlight great new articles and resources for runners and health professionals. We’ve previously mentioned an excellent piece on back pain and today the focus is on knees! This week Claire Robertson has launched a great website on patellofemoral pain (AKA Runner’s Knee); Click here […]

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Snap Crackle and Pop – Why does my knee click? – by Claire Robertson

Claire Robertson joins us today to talk about creaky knees! Claire is a Consultant Physiotherapist, researcher and lecturer who runs a specialist patellofemoral pain service at Wimbledon Clinics. She’s kindly agreed to share some of the findings from her research and answer the question why does my knee click?… You can follow Claire on Twitter via @clairepatella. Picture adapted […]

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Will leaning forward help my runner’s knee?

In recent years gait analysis and re-training has emerged as a viable method of reducing patellofemoral pain (PFP – AKA Runner’s Knee). Modification of step rate and stride length and reduction of hip adduction during running have shown promising results. New research suggests altering your trunk position may also be an option for those with painful knees… […]

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Is hip strength a risk factor for patellofemoral pain? – By Dr Christian Barton

Dr Christian Barton is a multi-published researcher with a very successful clinic and excellent blog. He is one of the leading names in patellofemoral research and so I was delighted when he agreed to write for RunningPhysio. He is currently working on running gait re-training research and runs a number of courses which I highly […]

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Competing with pain – by Dean Sanders

A lot of runners worry about whether they can continue to run and compete while managing an injury. In many cases, with a sensible approach you can. Today Dean shares his story on racing with knee pain… I had a physio session with Tom this week and whilst he was applying extreme pain into my […]

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