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🏃🏾‍♂️Runners knee or 🍿Moviegoer's knee ?






👩‍💻Technically called as Patellofemoral pains/Anterior knee pain /patellofemoral pain syndrome


🦵🏻Common knee condition - Pain on top of the knee cap (patella) or front of the knee joint 


👧Age- Adoloscents or adults females are twice as affected as men.


🦵🏻Knee joint is made of knee cap, tibia, fibula as shown in the picture. The knee cap joint is called patellofemoral joint. 



🤔Causes - it is an over use condition.


  • Injury/trauma

  • Overuse, kneeling, running, jumping 

  • Weight gain

  • Changes in activity ( more or less)  

 

❤️‍🩹Symptoms-- Pain = dull ache and comes on activities or prolonged static position


  • Sitting for too long,

  • Going up and down the stairs 

  • Kneeling ,Squats, lunges etc



❌Investigation -  


  • X-ray will only show any changes in bone and joint , not a soft tissue problem- so not recommended 

  • Physical assessment by physiotherapist/healthcare professionals


🚴‍♀️Treatment -


😬Relative rest- if pain is acute and worsening then modify daily activities and pace them.


🧊Ice packs 10-15 mins 2-3/day if there is swelling around the knee. 


💊Ibuprofen gel 2-3/day every 3-4 hours , if suitable.


🧎‍♀️If the muscles around the knee are tight, stretch them.


🏋️‍♀️The best exercise is to improve this condition is to strengthen and load the muscles and tendons around the knee joint 



⏳Recovery time can take 2-3 months depending on the physical factors and activities.


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