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.
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 will 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.
F.I.T. physical therapy will 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
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Active Release Techniques
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can you provide a patellofemoral pain syndrome brace?
No, we can't provide a brace, but we can offer taping that provides similar stability and refer you to somewhere you can purchase one.
Do I need an MRI for patellofemoral pain syndrome?
No you don't need an MRI for patellofemoral pain syndrome. We can do functional movement tests to verify a specific diagnosis which will 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.
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