Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runners Knee)

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Treating Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runners Knee) in Plano, Frisco, McKinney and AllenWhat is it?

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runners Knee): Runners, jumpers, and other athletes such as skiers, cyclists, and soccer players put heavy stresses on their knees which can irritate the cartilage on the back of the patella (kneecap) that can cause pain in one or both knees. This is often called Runners Knee or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Although the exact cause is unknown it often develops from overuse.

Symptoms

The most common symptom is a dull aching sensation under and around the kneecap that becomes most noticeable after long periods of sitting, squatting, or walking down stairs. The knee may also catch, grind or pop.

Treatment

Treatment options include rest, ice, medications, physical therapy, taping, knee sleeves or perhaps surgery.

If you are experiencing knee pain, weakness of the knee, swelling of the knee, or stiffness of the knee, give us a call 972-250-5700 or make an appointment now.

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