Musculoskeletal Pain

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

PFPS is common condition causing knee pain in both athletes and non-athletes, Pain arising from the patellofemoral joint. It occurs due to overloading of  front of your knee, behind, or around your kneecap (patella). Cartilage under your kneecap occurs natural shock, high stress /injury lead to condition known as chondromalacia patella indicating damage to the cartilage under your kneecap.

Causes:
• Weakness in the medial quadriceps
• Occurs in usually young (adolescents) and active 
• Middle aged female > male 
• Frontal plane instability near full extension
• Degenerative changes resulting from PFJ stress

Symptoms:
• Knee pain that increases when you’re running , stair/step 
• Tenderness
• Crepitus often present in severe cases 
• Unbalanced thighs 
• Weakness
• Knee injury 
• Feeling of instability giving away 
• Low energy activities 
• Quadriceps inhibition

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