Medical term: Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome (aka runner knee).
I am trying to find more scientific description about the syndrome, not just pain but what is it actually? How can a doctor see it from an image or images?
According to my doctor, my knee looks ok in x-tray images but having now 3 week rest -- I can still feel such chronic "runner pain". According to this source, runner knee can be diagnosed in a number of ways:
After a physical exam, a doctor can diagnose runner's knee via an X-ray, MRI, or CT (computed tomography) scan.
Now what is the difference between the methods and is there a reason to get MRI or CT? I am now going to meet ortologist but I am unsure of this, this is quite generalized issue in itself! Is there any objective way to say whether person X has runner knee or not? Even I am unsure of this, I initially thought that it is more my right knee but I am getting similar pain in the left knee now while right resting. I have been very proactive with this because I do not want it to get any worse.
Some suggestion about the medical scans appreciated, anyone with similar situation? My friend had similar case and he insisted on some "deep scan" (x-tray did not work but the deep scan identified the runner knee), now I have no idea what this "deep scan" actually is.
Some medical experts such as ortologists around to identify runner knee with different methods? Some objectivity to this issue would be highly appreciated. The term
pain is a bit vague and subjective, possible to identify with scans?