I am currently struggling with runner’s knee. I was diagnosed at the beginning of August, but I had comparatively mild symptoms. I got it after a few long runs and bike rides.
I then took a break for 3 weeks and used the time for stretching, stability and strength exercises. This helped me to strengthen my flexibility, balance and leg axis.
The complaints had not yet subsided and I continued the programme. Three weeks ago, I slowly started training again, but only uphill, because downhill I used my paraglider.
Today, after a tour, pain appeared again as I had to go downhill. From my point of view, I was stupid and took on too much. Now I’m not sure if I’ll start from scratch again.
Have any of you been diagnosed with runner’s knee and how did you deal with it? Do you have any tips and tricks for rehabilitation? I would be happy to hear about anything, be it special stretching or strengthening exercises or anything else.
Greetings from the Alps / Salzburg / Austria