patellofemoral syndrome


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patellofemoral syndrome

anterior knee pain due to a structural or functional disturbance in the relation between the patella and distal femur.

pa·tel·lo·fem·o·ral syn·drome

(pă-tel'ō-fem'ŏr-ăl sin'drōm)
Degenerative condition affecting the articular cartilage of the patella caused by abnormal compression or shearing forces at the knee joint; may cause patellalgia.
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Moreover, the evidence suggests that health education is less effective than strengthening exercises and hot packs in the short-term management of persistent patellofemoral syndrome.
In January I was diagnosed with "atypical" patellofemoral syndrome and sent for an MRI.
Scheduled for April 1-3, 2004, Running Medicine 2004: Sportsmedicine Care for the Endurance Althlete, will address such topics as exercise-associated collapse, hyponatremia, pre-participation evaluation, running with diabetes, patellofemoral syndrome, core stability and deep water running.
We are of course talking about patellofemoral syndrome, and here we look at solutions and prevention strategies as our injury article series continues moving "up the leg" (see Keep Achilles Pain from Nipping at Your Heels in Jan/Feb 2014).
This puts stress directly on the knees, often leading to patellofemoral syndrome.
Ankle sprain may result in pronation, and thereby patellofemoral syndrome.
Hormonal and biochemical changes that occur during pregnancy would be expected to contribute to musculoskeletal dysfunctions, such as trochanteric bursitis, patellofemoral syndrome, and planter fasciitis.
Runners with complaints of knee pain, for example, are sometimes hastily diagnosed by non-sports medicine clinicians with that old favorite, patellofemoral syndrome.
In April of last year I developed lateral knee pain and in June I was diagnosed with patellofemoral syndrome.
Hill training is associated with injuries such as iliotibial band tendinitis, and anterior compartment leg tendinitis (shin splints), and can aggravate patellofemoral syndrome (runner's knee).
Most likely the noise you hear (crepitation) is an early form of patellofemoral syndrome also know as Runner's Knee.