We’ve mentioned it enough throughout this blog post that our next point should come as a no-brainer: physical therapy is a must when it comes to addressing and treating the underlying causes of pain. Taking care of runner’s knee is about getting to its root causes, whether that’s a previous injury, muscular weakness in other parts of your leg, or some sort of injury in your knee itself. A physical therapist will evaluate your form, flexibility, and mobility in order to determine what the best course of action is to not only alleviate pain, but to address the factors that are actually causing the pain to happen in the first place.
Runner’s knee isn’t just uncomfortable or inconvenient; it can lead to more serious injuries in the long run. We strongly recommend that you waste no time in talking to a trusted physical therapist about how you can address it.