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Patellofemoral Syndrome

What is it and how do we treat it?

PF Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is used to identify pain around the front of the knee and the kneecap. Common nicknames for the condition include “runner’s knee” or “jumper’s knee” because this condition often occurs in athletic events that require a lot of running or jumping. Another cause of patellofemoral pain syndrome is patellar malalignment, which is when the patella (kneecap) is pushed out to one side of the trochlear groove when bent.


When your knee completes the same motion repetitively, there can be inflammation of the soft tissues and bones around the kneecap. These pain signals manifest as pain in the front of the knee, popping sounds when climbing stairs, or pain during activities that require repetitive motions of your knee. Many people report a dull, aching feeling at the front of the knee, or pain that increases after kneeling, squatting, or sitting for long periods of time.

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During your appointment with a pain management specialist, you’ll have time to discuss your knee pain concerns. One of the most critical portions of your consultation is your discussion with your knee pain doctor, where you are able to thoroughly describe what types of activities and movements cause your knee pain.

Patellofemoral Syndrome


PT sessions are highly-effective at relieving pain caused by patellofemoral syndrome.Your physical therapist is trained in exercise science, and provides tips to alter your running or jumping techniques. You’ll also build your hip muscles through targeted exercises to prevent your knee from moving inward when you land a jump or squat.



Adding shoe inserts and making sure that you’re wearing the proper footwear for athletic activity reduces friction and adds additional support and cushion for your hips, knee, shins, and feet.


Patellofemoral Syndrome Treatment

Based on the conversation with your pain doctor, and a physical examination of your kneecap, your knee pain doctor provides the proper diagnosis for your knee pain condition. If needed, additional images are ordered to examine your soft tissues and bones.


Will your health insurance cover your pain treatment?

Most pain treatments are covered by most health insurances, including medicare. Our insurance specialists are available to discuss your options call us to get started at (917) 722-6511 or fill out the form below:

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