As a Jogger, What do I Need to Know About Runner’s Knee?

Everyday Health—September 9, 2014

Running offers a host of health benefits. Studies have shown it can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. It boosts your immunity system, while easing stress and anxiety. As with any exercise, it's important to take precautions to avoid injury.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, known as "runner’s knee," involves pain around or just underneath the kneecap. The pain is "due to challenges that running 'uts on the kneecap," says Vijay Vad, MD, assistant attending physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and author of "The New Rules of Running." "It involves softening of cartilage under the joint in the kneecap in early stages and loss of cartilage also known as arthritis in later stages."

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