One of the most common ailments when running is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS), better known as Runner’s Knee. Runner’s knee is not only experienced by runners, as many knee problems can be the result of overuse suffered from walking, biking, skiing, jumping and playing team sports. It’s important to not push through the pain of Runner’s Knee and recognise the issue before it becomes severe.
Causes of PFPS:
Symptoms of PFPS:
(Iliotibial Band) is another common cause of Runner’s Knee which is usually the result of overuse and repeated trauma.
Causes of ITB Syndrome:
Symptoms of ITB:
As swelling is a common symptom of advanced Runner’s Knee, it is recommended to assist the body in decreasing the swelling and inflammation in the area. Bexters soda crystals are naturally hygroscopic meaning the sodium decahydrate crystals actively absorb or draw moisture from a localized area. When applying the soda crystals directly to the area of effect using a Bexters application wrap or poultice, Bexters can assist in drawing out the built-up fluid and help to reduce inflammation.
If pain is the predominant component being experienced, IRONMAN® by Bexters Magnesium Spray may help with providing relief from the afflicted area. Magnesium is known to help regulate over 300 biochemical reactions throughout the body including monitoring muscle and nerve functions. When sprayed directly onto the afflicted area, magnesium is transported directly to the source of pain to help relieve and aid in the recovery process.
Alternatively, a hot bath with Bexters soda crystals and a dash of IRONMAN® by Bexters Magnesium Spray can help soothe and assist with pain relief whilst also promoting recovery throughout the body.