Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a term used to describe pain at the front of the knee and around the knee cap.
Pfs arises from a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, which include the presence of patella alta, increased q angle, femoral enteversion, itb tightness, latelar retinacular tightness, quadriceps and hamstring weakness and excessive pronation.
- Age:-adolescent girls are more prone.
- Aching pain typically diffuses and poorly localized over the anterior aspect of the knee.
- Click or cracking sound when bending the knee,
- Wasting of the quadriceps muscles tight muscles around the knee joint. Instability
- Compression elevation
- Knee brace
- Patellofemoral taping
- Anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen
- Electrotherapy:- ultrasound, tens & laser therapy
- Static quadriceps
- Heel drop
- Quadricep stretch
- Iliotibial band stretch long adductor stretch short adductor stretch.
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