Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Causes  |  Symptoms  |  Treatment Options

What Is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)?

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Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) occurs when one develops pain from cartilage damage between the kneecap and the end of the thigh bone.

What Are The Symptoms Of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)?

One may experience pain and grinding under the kneecap. This pain and discomfort is usually aggravated by squatting or climbing stairs.

What Are The Treatment Options Available For Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)?

PFPS often occurs due to imbalances in the thigh muscles, giving rise to the kneecap not moving properly over the front of the thigh bone.

Physiotherapy treatment aims to release tight tissue and recondition the hip, thigh, and knee muscles to correct the kneecap movement.