Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome

Patello-femoral pain syndrome is a type of pain experienced at the front of an individual’s kneecap. It is caused by the muscles in the thigh pushing the knee cap from its normal groove on the thigh bone. When this happens the knee cap rubs against cartilage, resulting in pain.

How to tell if you have patella-femoral pain syndrome

You experience:

  • Pain in the area around the outside of the knee
  • Pain after sitting for long periods
  • Tight quadriceps, calf and hamstrings
  • A clicking of the knee on bending