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Patellofemoral pain syndrome

March 7, 2018

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), also known as anterior knee pain or "runners knee", is a very common injury seen by physiotherapists.

 

Most likely, symptoms are exacerbated by activities that increase the knee joint loading, like squatting, lunges, running, walking up and down the hill/stairs.

 

Causes for PFPF are multifactorial, and can include the following:

* excessive loading

*change of training surface

*change of footwear

*increased foot pronation (foot roll)

*poor function and weakness of hip and thigh muscles

 

How will physiotherapy help?

 

On your first appointment a thorough assessment will be carried out to identify different factors that may be causing your pain. Based on the assessment you will be given a specific rehabilitation program with education and advice and specific exercises to address weak and/or tight muscles.

Your treatment may also include manual therapy, acupuncture, taping and strapping.

 

If you feel any pain in your knee that is disturbing your daily life, you should seek help as early as possible to increase your chances of successful recovery.

 

Please contact us in Nordic Physio if you would like to discuss your symptoms and how physiotherapy could help you.

 

 

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