If you go out to the park during COVID-19 you will notice that there has been an increase in physical activity, whether that be running, cycling or other forms of physical activity. With this sudden increase in physical activity comes an increase in overload injuries.
A common injury seen in running is what athlete’s refer to as “Runner’s Knees”.
It is important to note that runner’s knee is not a clinical diagnosis, but a common term athletes use to describe knee pain caused by running. Commonly, injuries may include patellofemoral pain syndrome and iliotibial pain syndrome. If pain does present itself during or after a run, athletes must be equipped with different strategies and self-treatment options to relieve pain symptoms.