Runner’s knee is one of the most common sports injuries because it’s not really sport-specific. Athletes in most sports are at risk of developing runner’s knee. It can even affect swimmers (who aren’t actually running in their sport).
In general, runner’s knee is a condition where the ligament that attaches the kneecap to the shin gets irritated or the area just below the kneecap gets irritated.
Since it’s likely you or a friend will probably deal with runner’s knee in your athletic career, let’s look at how you can prevent and treat it.