When patella-femoral pain strikes, the back of your knee can become extremely painful as a result of damaged or deteriorated cartilage. This can compromise your ability to walk comfortably, perform athletic activities, and even perform the typical tasks you need to get through your day.
The knee specialists Advanced Spinal Care & Rehabilitation are highly trained to provide the hands-on care you need to address the pain you’re feeling as a result of patella-femoral pain without the need for surgery. Using our holistic approach, we’ll work with you to develop a patient-focused plan that works to help you meet your unique recovery goals.
If you’re ready to start living without knee pain and getting the treatment you need for your patella-femoral pain, don’t wait. Reach out to Advanced Spinal Care and schedule your first appointment today.
This disease is also known as softening of the cartilage of your knee cap or “anterior knee pain”. This is a big medical word for a condition where the shiny cartilage surface of your patella (knee cap) is softened due to many factors including abnormal pressure across the joint surface or hormonal changes in your body.
This pain is usually located over the front of your knee and is described as a deep aching pain. It is sometimes associated with swelling and is usually worse when your knee is bent for long periods of time such sitting in a car or bus. The pain is also worse with such activities as running, biking, squatting, kneeling or stair climbing (either up or down stairs).It is sometimes associated with mild or moderate swelling of the knee and some people report a grinding feeling in their kneecap. It is more common in younger females especially after a growth spurt where the knee must carry more weight.
Many times this problem can be due to muscular imbalance of the quadriceps muscle whereby the outer quadriceps is stronger than the inner quadriceps muscle and causes the knee cap to track up the thigh incorrectly. This cause irritation and inflammation on the undersurface of the knee cap and ultimately cartilage degeneration. It is usually pretty simple to diagnose the problem, but the key is to look at the feet first!