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Runner's Knee
Runner's knee is a wearing away of the cartilage behind the kneecap, causing pain in the knee. This can occur because of weak quadricep muscles, or shoes that do not give proper support when you come off your forefoot on the inside. What to do? Maharam says the condition is typically treated with a full-length sports orthotic and strengthening exercises directed at the inner (medial) quad muscle.

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Knee Pain - Chondromalacia - Irritation Under The Kneecap
Chondromalacia is a term used to describe damage or softening of the articular cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. It is similar to patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner's knee), which refers to pain under and around the knee cap.
Knee Pain - Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Patellofemoral pain syndrome, also called retropatellar pain syndrome, refers to anterior knee pain emanating from the patellofemoral joint and supporting soft tissues. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is an early indication of cartilage softening that can progress to frank cartilaginous damage.
Shin Splints
The most common type of shin splints happen on the inside of legs. These medial shin splints are a running injury that results from a biomechanical flaw in your foot (which can be made worse by a shoe that doesn't offer enough support) and/or overtraining.
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Marked by a sharp, burning, knee or hip pain. The ITB is a ligament that runs along the outside of the thigh, from the top of the hip to the outside of the knee.
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