I’ve just stumbled across this excellent video from my friend @DrChrisBarton, in which he demonstrates a relatively simple taping technique that runners can use to manage patellofemoral pain (runner’s knee) symptoms.
For your reference, here’s a link to an article which details the symptoms of runner’s knee. See if your symptoms fit the pattern:
As Christian says in the video; this kind of technique is often excellent for providing an immediate reduction in pain during exercise.
While we know that exercise-based rehabilitation is the way forward in terms of conquering runner’s knee in any athlete, sometimes the painful symptoms preclude the sufferer from being able to perform their knee rehab exercises.
Using the type of taping techniques shown in the video above, we can enable the injured athlete to successfully complete their rehab workouts, facilitating the faster return to full training.
In some situations, we can also use this type of taping as a temporary fix to help an injured runner get through an important race.
If you’re currently struggling with runner’s knee, feel free to try the techniques shown in the video. Let me know how you get on…