Runner’s knee is a vague diagnosis, but is typically describing patellofemoral pain (pain behind the knee cap), which is very common in runners. However, people who don't run regularly can still suffer from runner’s knee.
It’s becoming increasingly popular for young athletes to begin specializing in one sport at earlier ages in an attempt to gain a competitive advantage. While spending more time practicing a sport and ‘outworking’ your competition may seem to make sense, it may not be giving kids the benefit that one would think and can even come with potential risks. Our One Nine team encourages young athletes to practice multiple sports over early specialization for mainly for these reasons:
Do you know a young athlete with low back pain? Know the causes of back pain in youth athletics and how to care for it quickly. Early identification and management is key to returning to sport before it becomes a real problem. One Nine gives the facts on low back pain in youth athletes. Part 1 of a series on low back injuries in athletes.