Botox can conquer runner's knee

RUNNER'S knee can be effectively treated with a botulinum toxin injection, a study shows.

UK researchers administered ultrasound-guided injections of Dysport, a botulinum toxin type A, into the tensor fascia lata of 45 patients who had experienced lateral patello­femoral overload syndrome for more than three months and who had abnormalities on MRI.

About 70% of the patients needed no further medical intervention and reported complete pain relief five years later, the authors say. 

This compares with 80%