Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a broad term used to describe pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap. It is sometimes called "runner's knee" or "jumper's knee" because it is common in people who participate in sports, particularly females and young adults, but patellofemoral pain syndrome can occur in anyone.
Normally pain develops gradually and worsens with activity. The pain is often felt at the front of the knee, in and around the kneecap, but can sometimes be felt at the back of the knee.
You may feel pain when:
What causes it?
The cause is thought to be multifactorial with most cases due to overloading of the knee; especially sudden increases in duration, frequency and intensity of certain activities.
Other factors include:
Treatment will depend on each individual’s case but detailed below are some common treatment options:
1: Step ups
2: Bulgarian split squats
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