Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Symptoms

By james
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Patellofemoral syndrome is a condition characterized by pain located in the front of the knee (anterior pain). It is usually associated with active people that engage in sporting activities like runners and cyclists, this is why it is also known as “runner’s knee”.

The condition is usually bilateral but most of the patients will have one knee that is more symptomatic than the other. It is important to seek medical attention for proper diagnosis and evaluation of the possible treatment options.

1. Gradual Onset

Pain associated with patellofemoral syndrome is located in the front of the knee (anterior side), and it is usually felt behind the kneecap.

In cases of patellofemoral syndrome, the patient might barely notice anything, to begin with and they might put it down to something temporary. As time goes by, however, they will begin to notice it more and the degree of pain will increasingly limit their mobility. It is advisable to see a medical professional as soon as you recognize that something is wrong.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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