Knee-cap Pain Caloundra

May 5, 2011

Patello- femoral Joint Syndrome refers to pain in and around the kneecap. It can vary in its presentation of pain, may/ may no have swelling, may/may not have a restriction in range and may/may not be tender on palpation. Aggravating factors can include, but aren’t limited to, running, stairs, repeated bending/ straightening of the knee.

The cause of the pain can come from many sources such as knee cap position and movement, muscle function, hip and knee flexibility and movement, training errors and foot position/ abnormal biomechanics. Your Physiotherapist can assess these to determine cause and treatment plan. It can be easily treated if diagnosed and treated early before it becomes a chronic problem.