PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

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 non-athletes, as well. The pain and stiffness it causes can make it difficult to climb stairs, kneel down, and perform other everyday activities.

Sources: Ortho Info

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WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS INJURY

Caleb Coleman– Rest, ice, stretch and roll nearby muscles

Chris O. Donnell– Ice and quad/hip/hamstring exercises

Uriel– Reduce mileage

John Conaty– Single leg squat in front of mirror

Angelo L– Rest

Alyssa Sanders– Hip abductor and adductor workout, hip flexor and glute (4 point). Single leg squat and banded squats

Kaysan– rest

Jackson Price– Knee brace

Nathan O. Smith– Stability strap for knee (not sure what it is)

Caydn Baldwin– Massage the muscles around, warm up on bike. Then massage. Calf exercises really help.

Jonathan Moore– Resting

Morgan Myers– Knee brace

Grant G. – Ice, stretch, quad + hamstring +calf

John Linehan– Rest

Katie– Taping and strengthening

Victor– Icing, lots of days off, and start running slow. It will be uncomfortable when you are getting back.

Angela Arellano– Ice and PRAY to the Gods

Trevor Jensen– new shoes

Gabriel Quejada– Ice and sucing it up

Shannon– tape

Lily– ice

Brandon Corbett– Single leg box jumps

Raphi Steiner– Stretch

Jordan Beggs– Went to chiropractor and got a band that went around the knee

Justin Rodriguez– Rest and warm compression

PHS Running Memes– Rest for a week

Nick El Odeon– Stretch and rest

Sabrina Mcgraw– Ice and stretching with band. Stretching didn’t do much.

Ethan Knight– Ice a lot
John (oshua17)– Shorten stride (form change)
Caeden Smith– Resting and SHIN SLEEVES
Coop Caiozzo– Rolled up prewrap under your patella
Luca Parker– Daily icing, Lower mileage, increase quad and hip strength
Colton O’Briant– Ice, easy running, new shoes, rest, tape, and stretch
Victoria Hæstad Bjørnstad– Avoided running for a while, hip strengthening to prevent knee from collapsing
Cole O’ Donell– Time
Sal Angelo– Only ice and take rest, prepare for the mental hit
Jaime Gudino– Do alternating heat and ice and then after 2 weeks just do the heat. Do the same thing for the other leg because it is likely that both leg will have it.

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