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  • Writer's pictureKieran Cummins

Runners Knee and Tendon Pathology: How Physiotherapy Can Help

If you're an avid runner, chances are you've heard of runner's knee or experienced some form of tendon pathology at some point in your running journey. Whether you're training for a marathon or just trying to improve your fitness, overuse injuries like runner's knee can be a real pain, literally.

Runner's knee, also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, is a common condition among runners that can cause pain in the front of the knee. It occurs when the patella, or kneecap, doesn't move properly, causing friction between the patella and the femur. This can lead to pain, swelling, and even a grinding sensation when bending or straightening the knee.

While runner's knee is a common injury, it's not the only one that can affect runners. Tendon pathologies, like Achilles tendinopathy or plantar fasciitis, can also be caused by overuse and improper training. These injuries can cause pain and inflammation, making it difficult to continue training and running at full capacity.

That's where physiotherapy comes in. At Redrock Physio, our team of experienced physiotherapists can help you reduce your symptoms and pain and get back to your full training and running program. Physiotherapy involves a range of techniques and exercises to help you recover from injury, reduce pain and inflammation, and prevent future injuries from occurring.

During your physiotherapy sessions, our team will work with you to identify the underlying cause of your injury and develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. This may include exercises to strengthen your muscles and improve your flexibility, as well as techniques to reduce pain and inflammation.

In addition to helping you recover from injury, physiotherapy can also provide a range of other benefits for runners. By improving your overall fitness and strength, you'll be better equipped to handle the demands of training and reduce your risk of future injuries. And by working with a physiotherapist, you'll also gain valuable knowledge and insights into how to properly train and care for your body, helping you achieve your running goals and stay injury-free.

So if you're struggling with runner's knee or another tendon pathology, don't let it hold you back from reaching your running goals. Contact Redrock Physio today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced physiotherapists and start your journey to recovery and full training capacity.


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