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Do you often experience pain at the back of your knee cap?
Or do you or your child complain of pain on the sides of the knee cap and joint?
You may be suffering from a common condition called patello-femoral joint syndrome.
If you think of your knee cap as a train traveling in a track. Just as if the train is tracking on an angle in its track, you will get sparks flying. Similarly, if your knee cap tracks on an angle in its anatomical track, you will get inflammation around and behind the knee which causes pain. Often this is the result of an imbalance of muscle strength around the knee, which needs to be addressed with the appropriate attention, usually with the help of correct exercises and expert help form a physiotherapist.
A Podiatry assessment is also important because very often, your foot position can be a significant contributing factor to ongoing knee pain. Remember that your feet represent the foundation of your body, and if they are in an incorrect position then usually things above will be in an incorrect position too! By using appropriate orthotic devices, footwear and associated supplementary advice, along with the correct exercise regimen, your Podiatrist can assist with your recovery.
For more detailed information, see our Acrobat pdf Information sheets on Patellofemoral Pain which is available on our website.
Please remember that the information in these documents should not be used as a substitute for podiatric or medical attention.