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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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I have patellofemoral syndrome in both knees, and epicondylitis. I´ve been in therapy. I´m better, but not completly healed. Any advice? Is permanent?

I have patellofemoral syndrome in both knees, and epicondylitis. I´ve been in therapy. I´m better, but not completly healed. Any advice? Is permanent?

Exercise: It tends to be a problem that can recur but proper exercise and flexibility can usually keep it at bay. Don't forget working on your core! ...Read more

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Definition)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome causes pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap. It is common in people who participate in sports—particularly females and young adults—but patellofemoral pain syndrome can occur in nonathletes, as well. It is sometimes called "runner's ...Read more


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Why is (if at all) using treadmills not good for someone with patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Why is (if at all) using treadmills not good for someone with patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Do no use incline: It is ok to use the treadmill provided is not in an incline, incline increases the patellofemoral joint forces.Staight line should be ok. ...Read more

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What does a surgeon do in a patellofemoral syndrome operation please?

Realign the kneecap: The operation is designed to smooth the patella cartilage surface, release the patella, and realign the quadriceps mechanism. It requires crutches for a month and therapy for a month to 6 weeks. Effective surgery makes the knee feel stronger and relieves the pain. ...Read more

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How can I permanently cure and strengthen my knee from patellofemoral syndrome?

How can I permanently cure and strengthen my knee from patellofemoral syndrome?

Strengthen quads: 'Permanent cures' from kneecap pain are difficult. Depending on the 'wear' of your patellar cartilage, patellar instability, 'Q' angle, weight and quadriceps strength/ tone and your motivation... My advice without knowing anything about you is this: strengthen your quadriceps as much as u can and keep your weight down( high school weight)...See an ORS who treats patellofemoral pain/ instability. GL ...Read more

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Is artificial cartilage going to be an option for patellofemoral syndrome & otherjoint problems soon? I am in pt for my grinding knees but am curious

Cartilage transplant: Has been studies to a small degree. Most of the procedures end up developing fibrocartilage as opposed to hyaline cartilage which is a better tissue type. There may be some promise with stem cell studies, but there are risks associated with this as well. Maybe another physician on the site is performing research that has more information. ...Read more

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How to cure patellofemoral syndrome?

How to cure patellofemoral syndrome?

Control Inflammation: Patellofemoral pain is caused by inflammation under the knee cap caused by irregular tracking when bending knee. To control symtoms you can ice joint, strengthen inner thigh muscles (vmo), use patella-stabilization brace, and take oral anti-inflammatory medication. Treatment usually requires activity limits for period of time, such as decreased running and staying on soft, flat surfaces. ...Read more

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How can i treat patellofemoral pain syndrome?

How can i treat patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Physical therapy.: Usually physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications take care of the problem. ...Read more