LB-KNEE-INJURIES-PFPS-EXPLAINED-VIDEOS


PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME – EXPLAINED



  • ORTHOINFO .
    – PFPS is a broad term used to describe pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap
    – Called “runner’s knee” or “jumper’s knee” it is common in people who play sports—particularly females and young adults—but PFPS can occur in nonathletes
    – The pain and stiffness caused by PFPS can make it difficult to climb stairs, kneel down, and perform other everyday activities
    – Many things may contribute to PFPS. Problems with alignment of the kneecap and overuse from vigorous athletics or training are often significant factors
    – Symptoms are often relieved with conservative treatment, such as changes in activity levels or a therapeutic exercise program

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KAITLYN – PHYSIO – PFPS – 1 .
SOME of the main causes for this injury include:
➡️ Muscular imbalances; typically weakness in the hip abductor muscles (glute med) and/or inside quad muscle (VMO)
➡️ Tightness in the IT band/muscles connecting into the ITB
➡️ Patellar orientation and alignment (ie. valgus or knee falling inward)
➡️ Inability for the foot to function properly when moving to and from a flattened and arched position.


YOUTUBE VIDEOS


  1. HOW RUNNER’S KNEE HAPPENS .


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