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

Everyday Health—June 3, 2015

Sanjay Gupta, MD answers the following question for an Everyday Health Q&A: As a jogger, what do I need to know about runner's knee? 

Vijay Vad, MD, assistant attending physiatrist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York contributes to the article: Patellofemoral pain syndrome, known as "runner’s knee," involves pain around or just underneath the kneecap. The pain is "due to challenges that running puts on the kneecap, 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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