Platelet Rich Plasma Injection for Runner's Knee (PFPS)

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  • Anonymous Runner's Knee (PFPS)

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 230 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Phoenix Arizona
    24
    Nov2016
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Pain with prolonged sitting Standing
    • Doctor/Care Giver Fierro

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Cross training, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Rest, Massage, Platelet Rich Plasma Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, Supplements
      Worsened
      Other

    Is just little reliefs


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  • 19
    Jun2015

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Physical Therapy, Orthotics, Surgery, Other
      Almost Cured
      Stretching, Acupuncture, Strengthening Exercises
      Worsened
      Rest, Platelet Rich Plasma Injection, Cortisone Injection

    I had 'runners knee' for years. Remember this is a catch all phrase to describe knee painwhere the cause isn't known. I agree that seeking out a good physiotherapist is the place to start. Ultimately for me I had an MRI which revealed nothing, but elected to have keyhole surgery which removed my plica and since then problem solved. No I hadn't heard of it either before the surgery... Took over a year to get to that point and then a few months recovery. Obviously surgery is a last resort. As an aside I'm not sure if running on forefoot is always the answer, but again for me increasing stride frequency has kept me injury free since, circa 3 years.


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  • 10
    Feb2013
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Physical Therapy, Massage
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection, Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

    I developed the same injury 1 year ago from training with too much mileage and stair repeats way too soon. As a runner, it's so simple to do what feels good, but as we age our tendons are not able to keep up with the speedy intensity. I'm a 36 yr old female. I made the mistake of seeing Kaiser's orthopedic doctor. Huge mistake! Three months after the injury (rested the entire time) he injected my knee with cortisone, then did PRP 2 weeks later. Both huge mistakes. Don't do that. If only I had gone to a running chiropractor who performs ART & seen a deep massage therapistright away, then most likely I wouldn't still be trying to heal this thing.

    I now see a running doctor (chiro) who has given me assignments to do backwards walking on the treadmil at an incline of 15, speed of 1.3. I do that for 10 minutes with big strides back and lowering my legs a little to build my quads. It no longer hurts so I can bend just fine when doing this. If it hurts, lessen this technique somehow. This has a similar effect as the eccentric exercies that are recommended. I am to also do other Physical therapyto build my core and rear end as he discovered one side was much weaker than the other. He performed ART on me, which I have found some great research on regarding how this can help. It would probably help to get that done very frequently in the early stages. I also get deep tissue massages, which I believe has helped as well.

    My advice, try to find a running doctor/chiropractor & masseuse that know this injury. Find him/her ASAP. My tendon is thickened as shown in my MRI and I can visually see this, and it will probably be thickened forever possibly. I no longer feel it, which is great, however I can still feel it slightly when I press on the top and bottom of the tendon. I have not run for over 1 year and had to change my mentality toward running. Since I am better I have been training in the gym on the bike and elliptical (plus treadmil therapy) to build up strength and stability. (FYI, elliptical probably shoudn't be done while it's still this painful - stick with other leg strengthening PT exercises & maybe light bike.) Since my pain is just surface pain now, I am told I should attempt running slowly soon, but I am nervous. Honestly I am not expecting to ever run like I used to, but maybe I'll be able to. I had to change my mentality so that I don't get depressed about it.


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  • Anonymous Runner's Knee (PFPS)

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 187 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Miami, Florida
    21
    Jun2017
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Repeat injury? Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
      Not Improved
      Other, Supplements

    Clean era my,Houston anda línea Cook,


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  • 01
    Oct2015
    • Injury Status Cured

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

    I had this. I suspect it came from too pronounced heel striking whilst running on hard roads in London.

    I had an interesting treatment from a guy called Dr Tom Crisp. It basically involves injecting saline behind the patella. It worked pretty well for me - I ended up running the Marathon des Sables after (with a bit of correction of my heavy heel-strike and free weights to keep it from recurring).

    The theory goes... when you have chronic patello-femoral pain, this is accompanied by neovascularisation i.e. growth of new blood vessels into the patella tendon and this contributes to the perception of pain. By injecting saline behind the kneecap, I think into the infrapatellar fat pad, you basically stretch all the tissue and break these fragile new blood vessels. This helps to resolve the feeling of pain.

    It's pretty uncomfortable at the time - a decent amount of fluid is injected into a fairly small area - but as I say it worked for me, along with the change to my heel strike. And I'd recommend some free weight training for any serious runner.


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