Is pain in the front of your knee stopping you from participating in the activities you love? You are not not alone!
Approximately 1 in 5 active individuals will experience pain at the front of the knee during sport or other activities. This pain may be due to to an issue named patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). PFPS is a common ailment among physically active individuals between 15 and 30 years of age. Fortunately, this is a condition which can often be managed with the right exercises and therapy.
What May Be Happening
Pain around the front of the knee is often a sign of involvement from the patellofemoral (kneecap) joint or the patella tendon. This pain or discomfort may be aggravated by common activities such as running, stair climbing, hills and jumping. There may be a variety of causes, and a thorough history and physical assessment may provide the best way forwards to manage the issue correctly and efficiently.
Will it resolve?
If not appropriately managed, or left untreated, there is a risk of that knee pain lingering and becoming more chronic in nature. This may also increase rehab time to full function, further limiting you from the activities you enjoy most.
If the knee pain is appropriately managed, you can be prescribed an individualised rehabilitation program aiming to improve your symptoms and encourage self-management and confidence, accelerating you back to those activities you really enjoy.
If this sounds like you, our team would love to help you get back full performance without knee pain!