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I have been having runners knee since last one month and have been advised to do quadriceps strengthening exercise for a period of 3 months. Would like to know if any lifestyle changes or alternative treatment will help counter my problem?
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani (PT)
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Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain
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hello ,would advice u to go to a physiotherapist who can apply k tape will give you instant relief .
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Dr. Rajesh Pal (PT)
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The main cause of runners knee is tightness of ilio tibial band, gastronemeus and hip flexer muscles. The quadriceps muscle stretching wouldn't help you much. It's better to consult with a good physiotherapist nearby, you will be greatly helped and the recovery time would also be shorten.
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Dr. S Devarajan (PT)
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Regular ice packs over the knee joint following static Quadriceps exercises will help. Ultrasound Therapy will help alleviate pain. In some very painful conditions Laser Therapy has been beneficial.
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain
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Hello there. I can understand your concern. You need to follow the advice and do the said exercises. For pain management you can take a pain killer. Nothing else can help you. Kindly do as directed or consult a orthopedician in person for further evaluation and management. Best regards. Dr. Anil kumar jain. Bangalore.
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