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
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
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.