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Runner’s Knee (Chondromalacia Patella)


  Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Runner’s Knee Treatment

Runner’s knee is a term that is used to describe a number of conditions that cause pain symptoms from an underlying knee condition. Although many of the causes of runner’s knee arise from athletic activities, anyone may experience these adverse symptoms.

Some of the potential causes of runner’s knee include overuse, misaligned bones, feet problems or weak thigh muscles. Getting to the root cause of runner’s knee involves a comprehensive clinical assessment from a qualified and experienced doctor.

Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of joint-related conditions at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in California. If you are experiencing knee pain and need answers, we can provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend effective treatment options at our practice.

Joint Preservation Treatments

Although runner’s knee is typically associated with minor injuries, there is always a risk that you may have a serious undiagnosed medical condition. Arthritis and osteoarthritis present similar symptoms, which may become progressively worse over time. These conditions cause severe wear and tear in the joints. Seeking early intervention may improve long-term outcomes when treatment is delivered by an experienced orthopedic surgeon.

At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, we value the well-being of our patients. Treatments are aimed toward providing solutions that are effective and affordable. We work closely with patients to formulate a treatment plan that takes his/her work and lifestyle needs into account. Patient-guided treatment is always a priority when you trust your care to the team at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics.

To find out more about the potential causes of runner’s knee and treatment options available from Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, book an appointment at our California offices today. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are accomplished orthopedic surgeons with extensive experience in sports medicine and related injuries.

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