Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
This typically presents as pain around the front of the knee. A direct result of repetitive load in certain biomechanically pre-disposed people. It has multiple causes and careful clinical evaluation is needed to elicit the correct diagnosis.
Some causes may need further investigation to help guide treatment. Treatment often involves physiotherapy to strengthen lower limb and core muscles. It may also be necessary to obtain an Orthotics assessment. Education about running technique and frequency is also essential. Occasionally certain injections can be performed.