– By Mario Juric, Physiotherapist at Optimum Health Solutions
According to the Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is commonly used to describe a condition of anterior knee pain. It is frequently diagnosed in patients younger than 50 with knee complaints. The term anterior knee pain covers all of the problems related to the anterior part of the knee. Therefore, in order to successfully diagnose that the cause of pain, is in fact, PFPS, we muscle exclude all other pathologies.
How do we know it is PFPS?
Diagnosis consists of the following:
- Presence of retropatellar (behind the knee cap) or peri-patellar (on the knee cap) pain.