Patellofemoral pain syndrome or runners knee is treated by an orthopedic specialist, who will refer you to a physiotherapist for muscle stretching and strengthening.
2. What is the long-term prognosis or outcome of runners knee?
In most patients, recovery of runners knee takes place without the need for surgery. However, some cases may worsen, resulting in osteoarthritis of the knee.
3. Is chondromalacia patellae and runners knee the same?
No, runners knee causes severe anterior knee pain and does not involve cartilage damage, whereas chondromalacia patellae results in cartilage softening making movements difficult. Both are common among athletes and runners.