Knee pain can stem from a wide variety of dysfunction in our body, and sometimes it can be very frustrating to have an issue that we have absolutely no idea how it starts. Patellofemoral syndrome or Runner’s knee is one of those issues that could potentially turn into a very painful condition over a period of time. The injured person can have no specific incident of injury, but suddenly encounters a sharp pain in his or her knee. Pain is usually localized to the knee cap area and there are actually specific reasons why it develops.
Simply said, Patellofemoral syndrome refers to the issue of having an abnormal movement of your knee cap. And these movement disorders are more pronounced when doing heavy impact activities such as running. Hence Patellofemoral syndrome is as known as runner’s knee.
Patellofemoral syndrome (Runner’s knee) can often be confused with other injuries in the knee. It is best to consult and go through a proper physiotherapy assessment to determine the true cause. As well, with the proper type of physiotherapy treatment, your knee cap movement can be restored for you to return to your normal activities.