Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common condition characterized by pain in the front of the knee, often around or behind the kneecap. It typically occurs in individuals who engage in activities that involve repetitive knee bending, such as running, jumping, or squatting.

Causes of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Overuse or repetitive strain on the knee joint.
  • Muscle imbalances or weakness in the thigh or hip muscles.
  • Abnormalities in the alignment of the kneecap or surrounding bones.
  • Direct trauma or injury to the kneecap or surrounding structures.
Symptoms of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Pain in the front of the knee, especially with activities such as climbing stairs, sitting for prolonged periods, or jumping.
  • A grinding or clicking sensation in the knee joint.
  • Swelling or tenderness around the kneecap.
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion in the knee joint
How Dr. Kunal Patel can help

Dr. Kunal Patel specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Our experienced team of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. With a focus on conservative, non-surgical approaches first, we use the latest techniques and technology to help you return to the activities you love as quickly and safely as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a pain-free knee.