Educational Articles: Runner's Knee

Runner's Knee

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND

Runner’s knee is a common musculoskeletal problem in runners, jumpers, skiers, cyclists, soccer players, basketball players, volleyball players, and other athletes. Runner’s knee is a general term that describes several knee-specific disorders, including chondromalacia patella, patellofemoral malalignment, and anterior knee pain syndrome. Runner’s knee is a health problem that usually affects young, otherwise healthy individuals, and it occurs when the underside of the patella, or kneecap, becomes... Read more

Runner’s Knee: Conventional vs. Natural Approaches

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, explores the common problem known as runner's knee. Dr. Ray discusses the underlying causes of this problem and how you can adopt a preventative approach to runner's knee. Dr. Ray also explains that conventional athletic (and other) footwear is largely to blame for this painful lower extremity... Read more