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Runner’s knee is a term used to describe a set of symptoms a patient presents with that includes knee pain in one knee that tends to be difficult to pinpoint the exact spot of the pain. Generally, it encompasses the area around the kneecap sometimes greater in one particular area (usually the outside of the knee). This condition is known as runner’s knee. Though this condition more frequently presents in runners both leisurely and competitively, it is also very common in the average layperson. Which can be caused by walking, riding a bike, or even from frequent up-and-down movements. The reason so many people are affected by runner’s knee is that the primary cause is found in the mechanics of the hip. Primarily that of the Sacroiliac or S/I/ joint. In runner’s knee, this malalignment issue is usually on the side of the knee pain, but not always.
Causation: Every time we take a step, or stride as when running, our kneecap tracks or pulls slightly toward the outer side of the leg. However, when the pelvis and again most frequently the S/I/ Joint is out of alignment (dysfunctional). It results in increased tension on our Iliotibial muscle, or I-T band as it is often referred to, resulting in excessive tracking, or pulling of the kneecap and surrounding soft tissues, which in turn creates knee joint dysfunction and inflammation that results in runner’s knee.
So, in the case of runner’s knee, the true cause of knee pain can often be found in the pelvic region. After correcting the primary cause of pelvic and S/I joint dysfunction, the knee issues will resolve in most cases. Thankfully, the resolution typically happens very quickly. Runner’s knee is another excellent example of the causation of a problem may not always be at the site of symptoms or pain. So, find the cause, fix it, then leave it alone, and keep on keeping on.