It is most likely that you have a condition called Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS).
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (or PFPS – knee cap pain) is the term used to describe pain that is coming from the joint between your kneecap (patella) and your thigh bone (femur), or the soft tissues around it. This joint is called the patellofemoral joint and it is at the front of your knee.
The pain that occurs in PFPS is caused by increased or abnormal loading through the patellofemoral joint, which can arise due to a number of factors as follows:
Symptoms of PFPS include:
Your All Care Physiotherapist will ask you a series of questions about the symptoms, onset and behavior of your pain, your occupation and any history of knee pain you may have. They will then complete a comprehensive assessment to determine factors contributing to your knee pain. This may include assessment of your:
The good news is that Physiotherapy can help improve your pain and also address the underlying factors that contributed to development of you knee pain in the first place. Treatment often includes:
Wall squats with a ball in between your knees:
For more of a challenge, you can add a small squat on the leg you are standing on, whilst still pushing into the wall.
To get on top of your knee pain, call All Care Physiotherapy today on 1300 291 133 and get back to the activities you enjoy!
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