Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome treatments in Kansas City

Chiropractic Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome treatments in Kansas City

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a patellar tracking problem and is a term used to describe pain experienced at the knee involving the patellofemoral joint. The knee is a hinge joint and moves optimally in one plane of motion. The main joint of the knee is the tibiofemoral joint; as the knee flexes and extends the tibia moves along the femur, cushioned by the medial and lateral meniscus. The second joint of the knee is known as the patellofemoral joint, which consists of the knee cap and the femur. As the knee flexes and extends, the patella glides along the femur within the groove at the end of the femur. When movement at the patellofemoral joint is altered, pain can arise due to poor mechanics. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is common in runners and athletes whose sports involved running, jumping, medial/lateral movements and twisting/turning.

Symptoms of
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Pain and Symptoms may include:

Dull, aching pain in the knee
Anterior or lateral knee pain or pain behind the patella
Clicking or popping in the knee

Feeling like the knee is giving out or buckling
Pain with walking/running
Pain going up and down stairs and squatting

Treatments for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Physical therapy can help to correct improper movement patterns and muscle imbalances to reduce stress on the patellofemoral joint and improve control at the hips. Strengthening, motor control, flexibility, core work, proprioception, balance, gait retraining and manual therapy are utilized to treat patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Our Treatment Process

F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilizes A.R.T. to restore the proper motion, texture, and tightness to the muscles, fascia, ligaments, nerves, and tendons to eliminate the patient’s pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction. If you’re looking for Chiropractic patellofemoral pain syndrome treatments in Kansas City, F.I.T.’s chiropractors are a great place to start!

F.I.T. physical therapy will then work with you to reduce your pain and get you back to your activities quickly while implementing a plan to address your specific dysfunctions and goals for rehab.

Possible Treatments for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

For other treatment options, check out physical therapy for Patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Active Release Techniques

Graston Technique

Chiropractic Rehabilitation Exercises

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you provide a patellofemoral pain syndrome brace?

No, we can't provide a brace. However, we can offer taping that provides similar stability and refer you somewhere you can purchase a patellofemoral pain syndrome brace.

Do I need an MRI for patellofemoral pain syndrome?

No, you don't need an MRI before you being chiropractic patellofemoral pain syndrome treatments in Kansas City. We can perform functional movement tests to verify a specific diagnosis, which can then direct the appropriate treatment protocol.

Tell Us about your pain

Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.

Virtual Consultation

Visit your local F.I.T. Chiropractor

Meet the team at any of our 10 locations: Lee’s Summit, Leawood, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Olathe, Paola, Liberty, Kansas City., Overland Park & Shawnee.

Contact 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66226 15040 Newton Lane Overland Park, KS 66223 401 NW Murray Rd Lee's Summit, MO 64081 9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 2113 E Kansas City Rd. Olathe, KS 66061 5000 East Bannister Rd. Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64137 1860 N. Church Rd. Suite B Liberty, MO 64068 11340 Nall Ave Suite 200B Overland Park, KS 66211 505 S. Hospital Dr. Paola, KS 66071 121 N. Dean Ave Raymore, MO 64083