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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome!

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Dr. Rita Awana 86% (11 ratings)
FSS, BPTh/BPT, PGDDCN(Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition)
Physiotherapist, Noida  •  12 years experience
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome!

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.

Clinical features:-

  • 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


  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression elevation
  • Knee brace
  • Patellofemoral taping
  • Anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen 
  • Electrotherapy:- ultrasound, tens & laser therapy

Strengthening exercises:- 

  • Static quadriceps
  • Heel drop
  • Clam
  • Lunges

Stretching exercises:- 

  • Quadricep stretch
  • Iliotibial band stretch long adductor stretch short adductor stretch. 
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