Runner's Knee Pain Symptoms & Treatments

Dr James McBean, BSc, DC, Chiropractor, discusses runner's pain.

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Dr James McBean, BSc, DC, Chiropractor, discusses runner's pain.
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Featuring Dr. James McBean, BSc, DC

Presenter: Dr. James McBean, Chiropractor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Chiropractor

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Knee pain in a runner

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Some of the most common causes of pain in the knees from running are: shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, patella-femoral syndrome, stress fractures and lumbar or low back pain.

Explanation:

Some of the most common causes of pain in the knees from running are: shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, patella-femoral syndrome, stress fractures and lumbar or low back pain.

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Most runners are aware of these conditions and stop running once they feel pain in their knees, legs or back.

Explanation:

Many runners tend to run through the pain, which can make the condition worse. It is recommended that if pain is felt when running, it is best to stop and rest the injury.

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Treatment at home can include things like: rest, ice, compression and elevation.

Explanation:

Treatment at home can include things like: rest, ice, compression and elevation.

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It's important to remember that in many cases the pain being felt in one area, such as the knees, may be originating from another area like the lower back or pelvis for example.

Explanation:

It's important to remember that in many cases the pain being felt in one area, such as the knees, may be originating from another area like the lower back or pelvis for example.

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Knee pain can also originate from the feet. A physiotherapist can asses whether you have sunken arches or overpronating, as well as assess your running style.

Explanation:

Knee pain can also originate from the feet. A physiotherapist can asses whether you have sunken arches or overpronating, as well as assess your running style.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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