CHERRY HILL, NJ, October 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- A common ailment among runners is runner's knee. However, runner's knee can also strike any athlete who does activities that require a lot of knee bending, such as walking, biking and jumping. To help patients in Cherry Hill beat runner's knee, Dr. Lee S. Cohen provides proper treatment for each individual case.
"Runner's knee is a term used to refer to a number of medical conditions that cause pain around the front of the knee. It can affect runners, jumpers and other athletes such as skiers, cyclists and soccer players who put heavy stress on their knees. When runner's knee occurs I am available to provide my patients with proper treatment," said Dr. Lee Cohen, a sports podiatrist in Cherry Hill.
Pinpointing a single cause of runner's knee can be difficult for patients in Cherry Hill and surrounding areas. One cause of runner's knee can be a biomechanical problem. In this case, the patella may be larger on the outside than it is on the inside, it may sit too high in the femoral groove, or it may dislocate easily. Worn cartilage in the knee joint reduces shock absorption, high-arched feet provide less cushioning, and flat feet or knees that turn in or out excessively can also pull the patella sideways-causing pain.
Patients can also experience muscular causes for their runner's knee. Tight hamstring and calf muscles put pressure on the knee while weak quadriceps muscles can cause the patella to track out of alignment, as well. With the repetitive force of a normal running stride along, it can be enough to provoke an attack. For this reason, Dr. Lee Cohen, Cherry Hill sports podiatrist, offers advice on prevention and treatment of runner's knee.
For patients in Cherry Hill, runner's knee prevention begins with softer surfaces. By running on softer surfaces, keeping mileage increases less than 10 percent per week, and gradually increasing hill work in a workout program will help reduce the pressure on the knee. Dr. Cohen also encourages his patients to visit his office in Cherry Hill for more information on wearing proper shoes for their foot type and gait. Strengthening the quadriceps will also improve patellar tracking while stretching hamstrings and calves will prevent overpronation.
At the first sign of pain, Dr. Cohen suggests his patients cut back on their mileage. The sooner the knee's workload is lessened the faster healing can begin. Patients should also avoid knee-bending activities, canted surfaces and downward stairs and slopes until pain subsides. Dr. Lee Cohen may also recommend orthotics for his patients in Cherry Hill to provide further support.
For more information on runner's knee in Cherry Hill, patients can contact Dr. Lee Cohen by calling (610) 522-9200, or by visiting the practice's website at http://www.drleecohen.com
About Dr. Lee S. Cohen: Dr. Cohen, sports medicine podiatrist in Cherry Hill, NJ has over 35 years of experience and has helped over 25,000 men, women, and children relieve their foot pain. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and served his residency at Presbyterian University Hospital. He is currently the Podiatric Consultant for the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Wings. Dr. Cohen treats many ailments such as shin splints, plantar fasciitis and ankle pain in Cherry Hill.
Dr. Lee S. Cohen
2005 Route 70
East Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
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