So, what is patellofemoral pain? Patellofemoral pain is a common musculoskeletal issue that affects 1–20 per cent of the general population, making it the most common diagnosis in sports medicine and sports physiotherapy practices. Early diagnosis and treatment may help in a quicker and less painful recovery, as if left untreated, symptoms usually progressively worsen.
Physiotherapy is greatly beneficial in the treatment and management of patellofemoral pain. Physiotherapy inventions help to strengthen one’s quadriceps and hips, which subsequently aids in restring in biomechanics of patellofemoral joint. Physiotherapists are able to advise and design customised exercise programs to improve the strength of your knee and leg muscles and help you maintain good general fitness.
If you are experiencing patellofemoral pain, or any pain in your knee and joints, it is important to have your condition assessed by a physiotherapist.
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(source: Sydney Sports Medicine Centre, Australian Physiotherapy Association)