What’s Good For Knee Pain?

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Alternative Names

Runner's knee; Patellofemoral pain; Patellar tendinitis; Tendinitis - patellar; Jumper's knee


Prevention

Stretch the muscles on the back (hamstrings) and front (quadriceps) of your upper leg.

  • Your primary care provider, a sports medicine specialist, or a physical therapist can show you stretches to try.
  • Before you stretch, warm up for 5 minutes.
  • Also stretch after you are done exercising.

Your health care provider can also teach you ways to strengthen these muscles. Stronger muscles...

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