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Pain At The Front Of Your Knee?

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is an umbrella term used to describe anterior knee or retropatellar pain associated with discomfort with everyday activities, such as stair climbing, squatting and running.

Anterior Knee Pain is one of the most common conditions treated by sports physicians and physiotherapists.

There are numerous contributing factors, including poor biomechanics along with weakness of the quadriceps and the hip abductor (gluteal) muscle groups.

Weak or poorly functioning glutes may increase compensatory quadriceps / knee loading, therefore contributing to pain.

Treatment of Anterior Knee Pain should include strengthening of the lower limb, with a particular emphasis on the quadriceps and gluteal muscle groups, aswell as offloading the painful area, and looking at overall movement mechanics.

The importance of strengthening exercises should not be underestimated in the treatment of Anterior Knee Pain.


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