Knee Conditions

Patellofemoral Pain

Patellofemoral pain is caused by friction between the undersurface of the knee cap and the thigh bone. It usually is due to overuse and repetitive stress on the knee, but can also be caused by muscle imbalances and stiffness of structures around the knee, as well as improper tracking of the knee cap.

Symptoms common to this condition include:

  • Pain at the front of the knee as well as in or around the kneecap,
  • Pain when walking or increasing activity level
  • Pain with sitting for long periods of time
  • Cracking or popping sensation when moving the knee.

At Apex, a physical therapist will work with you to create a plan of care that best suits your needs and goals.

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