As we have see in part 1 patellofemoral pain (PFP) is multifactorial, making it challenging to treat. Despite the high prevalence among the sporting population, there are few published guidelines determining the most appropriate evidenced based treatment. A recent paper by Barton et. al (2015) recommends individually tailored programmes with the emphasis on active exercise rehabilitation and education.
As a fellow runner who has suffered from runners knee pain I understand the frustrations it can cause not just with running but also in day to day activities too. However, I have also managed to overcome it successfully enough to continue running. That is not to say it has disappeared completely but with the correct self managment and understanding of the condition I have the confidence that I can keep running without increasing any symptoms.
My injury happened yesterday – what should I do? You may not need to see a physiotherapist initially, and by following some simple advice you will get back to doing what you love in no time.