Weisenfeld says you may feel the pain during the following conditions.
- Running downhill
- Walking down stairs
- Walking around after you've been sitting a while
He suggests that you take your own "running history" to understand the possible conditions in your running that might have caused the injury.
- Running on banked surfaces
- dramatic increases in mileage
- A lot of hill work
- Wrong type of shoes
If you've got runner's knee, your foot is probably built in such a way that it makes a wrong movement every time it hits the ground...This makes your shin bone move wrong and your knee move wrong. Those wrong moves are what's causing the pain.
Weisenfeld devotes seven pages to runner's knee, including short-term and long-term first aid. My stretching-picture page (see left-margin bar) includes the knee stretches recommended by Weisenfeld for runners knee (toe press, inner, outer thigh).
Runner's Knee is only one type of knee problem. Here are some links about other knee problems.
The information on this site is for informational purposes only; it does not constitute medical or physical therapy advice. For medical advice, consult a physician. For physical therapy advice, consult a physical therapist.