1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Runner's Knee


Updated June 17, 2005

1 of 4

Runner's knee is medically referred to as patellofemoral syndrome. This condition occurs when the patella does not glide correctly on the thigh bone, or the femur. In runner's knee, pain occurs as a result of this abnormal "tracking" of the patella bone. Click on the links below to discover the causes, symptoms, and treatment of runner's knee.
Related Video
Prenatal Yoga Head-to-Knee Pose

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.