Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) or runner’s knee is the most common running injury. For mild to moderate symptoms, knee pain relief can be found in RICE – an abbreviation for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
In more serious cases of runner’s knee, pain killing or pain relieving medications may be prescribed. Ecercises to strengthen your hips can also help. Surgery is the option of last resort.
Knee pain relief for runner’s knee can also be found through improved shoe selection and biomechanical factors. If anterior knee pain is slowing down your training, consider buying a new pair of running shoes that provides better support. Ask a training partner to check your running form, too. Knee pain relief may take several steps, but is closer than you might think.