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Patellofemoral pain syndrome

What causes patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome sometimes called “Runner’s Knee” describes knee pain in and around the kneecap (patella) as a result of the kneecap rubbing on the thigh bone (femur bone) underneath due to either overuse, trauma or weak quad muscles.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome symptoms

Patellofemoral pain syndrome symptoms are: Pain at front of knee around the kneecap which may worsen when sitting for a long time, walking up and down stairs or squatting; possible knee swelling, knee sore to touch, and sometimes a cracking in knee sound on bending the knee. Patellofemoral pain syndrome can be associated with Chondromalacia patellae.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome treatment

Your physiotherapist will physically assess and test painful movements and muscle strength, assess biomechanics, use hand on physiotherapy, shockwave therapy, dry needling, and taping. Provide and advise exercises for patellofemoral pain syndrome via our exercise prescription software Salaso. Prescribe orthotics, knee supports, patellar tape, foam roller and resistance bands.

Is your Patellofemoral pain syndrome causing you knee joint pain?

Book Imokilly Physiotherapy Sports Injury clinic now for expert diagnosis, specialised treatments and customised to your needs exercise rehabilitation as important and excellent treatment for patellofemoral pain syndrome.

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Client Testimonials

Having been dogged with injury I decided to have a full prehab/FMS screen with Colette at Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. My starting score was 12/21 which placed me in a high risk injury bracket but by doing my corrective exercises, I not only played through the whole season un-injured but I also got my score up to 17/21 by the end.

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