one of causes of knee pain is that patellofemoral syndromeThis causes severe pain in front of the knees and around the patella. This syndrome is often referred to as “jumper’s knee” or “runner’s knee”.
This syndrome is common in people who play sports, especially women and young adults, however, it can also occur in people who are not athletes.
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Due to this pain and stiffness, it becomes difficult to climb stairs, kneel and do other things. Daily Activities,
Why does patellofemoral pain occur?
patellofemoral pain syndrome This occurs when nerves feel pain in the soft tissues and bone around the knee. These soft tissues include tendons, the fat pad below the kneecap, and the synovial tissue that connects the knee joint.
In some cases of patellofemoral pain, a condition called chondromalacia patellae occurs. Chondromalacia patellae is the softening and degeneration of the articular cartilage located inside the patella.
Causes of this syndrome include:
- vigorous physical activity that involves repetitive movements
- stair climbing
It can also be caused by a sudden change in physical activity. This change may be in the frequency of activity, such as increasing the number of days you exercise each week.
Pain during exercise and activities that repeatedly bend the knee, such as climbing stairs, running, kneeling, or squatting.
Pain after prolonged sitting on the knees, such as after watching movies or traveling by plane.
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Pain related to changes in activity level or intensity, playing surface or equipment.
There is a clicking or cracking sound in the knee when climbing stairs or standing after sitting for a long time.