5 Great Exercises for Runners Knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or runner’s knee, got its nickname for an obvious and very unfortunate reason—it’s common among runners. The stress of running can cause irritation where the kneecap (patella) rests on the thighbone. The resulting pain can be sharp and sudden or dull and chronic, and it may disappear while you’re running, only to return again afterward. These exercises developed by our team of expert physical therapists will assist with releiving pressure from the patella and boost the support from the medial quadriceps (VMO) (Vastus Medialis).

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