Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome goes by a variety of names including runner’s knee, anterior knee pain, and patellofemoral joint syndrome. It involves patella displacement causing the patella to rub against the femur bone. It may cause further damage to the cartilage in the knee joint. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome frequently occurs in individuals with intense sports schedules or teenage girls. Overuse is the most common cause.
What is it?
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is a condition causing knee pain due to patella contact on the femur bone.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include pain at under or on the medial portion of the patella, tenderness in the kneecap area, swelling of the knee, and increase in pain after walking or sitting for long periods.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, analyzing biomechanics of squatting and gait, and testing strength limitations or weakness.
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