Patellofemoral disorders, also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome or anterior knee pain, refer to a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the front of the knee. These disorders
primarily affect the joint between the patella (kneecap)
and the femur (thigh bone). Patellofemoral disorders are common among athletes and individuals who engage in activities that involve repetitive knee movements, such as running, jumping, or squatting.
Common symptoms of patellofemoral disorders include pain around or behind the patella, especially
with activities that involve bending the knee, going up or down stairs, or sitting for pr
olonged periods with the knee flexed. Swelling, crepitus (grinding or popping sensation), and a feeling of instability
may also be present.
Treatment for patellofemoral disorders typically involves a combination of conservative measures, such as rest, ice
, physical therapy, strengthening exercises, and orthotics to correct biomechanical
issues. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary, especially if conservative treatments fail to provide relief or if there are structural abnormalities that re
It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a sports medicine physician or an
orthopedic specialist, for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of patellofemoral