Understanding and Avoiding Runners Knee

Chondromalacia patellae is a condition often referred to as “runner’s knee”. This is where the cartilage located just on the underside of the kneecap (or patella) has deteriorated due to overuse or misalignment, causing strain on the joint. The knee joint feels as though it is grinding when in use. A big problem with developing this condition is that it causes pain that cannot be relieved through rest alone.
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