Understanding Knee Pain

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Knee pain is usually due to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) depicts a painful irritation of the cartilage behind your kneecap. Although anyone may be changed, it is often the result of overuse of the knee in sports that require jumping or running so it is sometimes referred to as "Runner's knee". PFPS is the most frequent causation of knee pain in the general population, affecting an estimated 25% of adults. 

One of the most common causes of PFPS is an asymmetry between the tissues that help to guide your kneecap in its V-shaped groove at the end of your thigh bone. Regularly flexing and stretching a misaligned kneecap leads to pain, swelling and eventually arthritis. Misalignment of the kneecap (patella) is frequently subsequent to problems in the hip and foot, particularly the vulnerability of your gluteal muscles or flat feet. 

Causes Of Knee Pain

PFPS produces a dull pain behind the kneecap that is exacerbated by extended walking, running, squatting, jumping, stair climbing or arising from a seated position. The pain is usually worse when walking downhill or downstairs. Longstanding misalignment can create damage to the cartilage, which results in popping, crunching or giving way. 

Treating Knee Pain

Conservative care, like the type given in this office, is regularly successful at relieving your symptoms. At the start, it is important for you to decrease activities that produce your pain, particularly running, jumping and actions that stress you into a "knock-kneed" position.

Don't let your knees to cross in front of your toes when squatting. Some athletes may need to change their activity to incorporate swimming or bicycling rather than running. 

At-Home Treatments For Knee Pain

Performing your home workouts consistently is one of the most significant things that you can do to help realign the patella, reduce pain and prevent a recurrence. The use of home ice or ice massage applied around your kneecap for 10-15 minutes, several times per day may be helpful.

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