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Runner's knee; Patellofemoral pain; Patellar tendinitis; Tendinitis - patellar; Jumper's knee
Stretch the muscles on the back (hamstrings) and front (quadriceps) of your upper leg.
Your health care provider can also teach you ways to strengthen these muscles. Stronger muscles will help hold your kneecap in the correct position.
If you need to lose weight, find out how.
Changing the way you exercise may help:
Other techniques are:
Make sure your running shoes:
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