Patellofemoral Pain

Medically known as Patellofemoral syndrome (PFS), Runner’s knee and Jumper’s knee. Affect athletes majority of the time but may affect other patients as well. This condition refers to pain around the kneecap, behind the kneecap and pain after a period of inactivity.
The main cause is due to overuse of the knee joint, repeated bending of the knee joint can cause an irritation of the nerves in the knee. Other factors include: weak quadriceps muscles, previous injury, malalignment of bones and obesity. Excessive pronation and flat feet are also major contributing factors as these conditions causes the legs to rotate internally, thus putting strain on the patella ligament and quadriceps ligament.