Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

It doesn’t matter how new or experienced you are at running - injuries don’t discriminate. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), also known as chondromalacia patella or anterior knee pain, is one of the most common injuries for all kinds of runners. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is an overuse injury, which means that it is caused by repetitive stress to the knee joint without letting it rest or heal.

According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, patellofemoral pain syndrome mainly affects younger runners who run for recreational purposes, and it strikes twice as many women as it does men. This could be because women tend to have wider hips, placing the kneecap under more pressure…

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