Inner Knee Pain: Pes Anserine Bursitis
July 08, 2021
Inner knee pain, also below the knee joint on the inside of the lower leg, that occurs after jogging or during stretching – many runners know this problem. The diagnosis is often “pes anserine bursitis”. What is behind this awkward term? Pes anserine bursitis is an inflammation of the tendon insertion on the inner tibial plateau. What is pes anserine bursitis and what causes pain on the inner side of the knee? Pes anserinus is the name of a tendon structure made up of the tendons from three muscles: the semitendinosus muscle, the gracilis muscle and the sartorius muscle....
Patellar Tendonitis: Symptoms & Treatment
June 23, 2021
A piercing pain at the front of the knee below the kneecap is the classic symptom of patellar tendonitis, also known as jumper’s knee. But as a runner, don’t let this term confuse you. Depending on your running and training style, you can be affected just as much. What is patellar tendonitis? The patellar tendon runs across the kneecap and connects the thigh muscle to the shin bone. As soon as the knee joint moves, strain is put on the patellar tendon – that means it has to withstand a lot of pressure. If the excessive strain continues, it will...
Runner’s Knee: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments
June 10, 2021
If pain occurs on the outside of the knee during running, the first assumption is usually runner’s knee. Runner’s knee, or ITBS, is one of the most common problems for runners. Symptoms generally include severe, piercing pain on the outside of the knee, sometimes the knee even swells up, is red and feels hot. What initially points to an irritation will quickly develop into a painful problem if you continue running: knee pain when running is then followed by pain during everyday activities, such as taking the stairs. In the worst-case scenario, every step hurts. What is runner's knee? The...
Knee Pain from Running
June 08, 2021