I do physical work for a living and have an active life. I also have been dealing with arthritis pain in my left knee for over 20 years.
6 weeks ago, I had knee replacement surgery with Dr. Zabinski. At this point, the knee pain is gone and I feel great. While I am still in the recovery phase, I have recuperated exceptionally well. Physical Therapy is no longer needed and I am getting back to my active lifestyle.
A monthly series presented by: Damon A. Greene, MD Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Shore Orthopaedic University Associates July 2020
Patellofemoral pain syndrome also called Runners knee refers to pain under and around your kneecap. Runner’s knee is a term that can describe many medical conditions such as anterior knee pain syndrome, patellofemoral malalignment, and chondromalacia patella. All of these conditions can cause pain around the anterior portion of the knee. Runner’s knee is a common complaint among many athletes from soccer players to jumpers to skiers and of course runners.
Runner’s knee can happen for many reasons. From poor alignment of the kneecap, complete or partial dislocation, overuse, tight or weak thigh muscles, flat feet, direct trauma to the knee. Patellofemoral pain often comes from the softening of the cartilage that lines the underside of the kneecap. The pain can also arise from the strained ligaments and tendons around the knee. Continue reading →