Botox cures ‘runner’s knee’

Patellofemoral overload syndrome – often referred to as ‘runners’ knee’ – can be effectively treated with a botulinum toxin injection, say UK researchers.

Their study involved ultrasound-guided injections of Dysport, a botulinum toxin type A, into the tensor fasciae latae muscle of 45 patients who had suffered from the condition for over three months and who had abnormalities on MRI.