You can take basic home care and treatment like rest, icing, compression, and elevation to reduce the symptoms of the runner’s knee. However, if you take every precaution and your symptoms still persist after a week, you should then consult your GP, and they will perform a thorough examination of your knee, which may include asking you to bend, straighten, or put weight on it to evaluate the severity of the pain and injury. Your GP may also perform tests, such as X-rays or MRI scans, to get a closer look at your knee joints.
Because a runner’s knee is such a complicated injury, your physiotherapist will have to examine your knee, feet, hips, and lower back thoroughly, as this will allow your physiotherapist to pinpoint the source of your knee discomfort and create a treatment plan for you.
Your doctor or GP will also recommend that you wear a knee brace. A brace will speed up the healing process by providing maximum support and protection to your knee joints and muscles. Wearing a knee brace will also increase your mobility and allow you to stand or walk for extended periods of time.
360 Relief offers a variety of knee braces and supports that help with various knee problems, and these come in a variety of different colours and sizes to suit your needs. They’re all designed for people who are prone to or have already experienced an injury and can be worn in everyday activities as needed. As well as this, they can also help prevent further injury in the future.