Anterior Knee Pain What is anterior knee pain? Anterior Knee Pain involves the front of the knee, specifically the center area. Typically, runner’s knee falls under the anterior knee pain umbrella as well as patella chondromalacia, which is when the cartilage underneath the kneecap starts to fall apart. Typically, the overweight population is impacted by this condition, along with those suffering from arthritis, obesity, and people with existing knee injuries. What are the symptoms of anterior knee pain? Typically, patients suffering from anterior knee pain will experience discomfort behind, below, and on the sides of the knee. When running on a downward slope, squatting, walking down the stairs or standing up too quickly after sitting for an extended period of time, pain may be more acute. How do we treat anterior knee pain? We work with you to strengthen your glutes, hips, and ankles so you can take some of the pressure off your knees when walking, bending, sitting and standing. We also improve your flexibility using an array of stretching techniques that will also help to restore mobility and function to your injured knee.