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Patellofemoral pain syndrome: a review and guidelines for treatment

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Tags: patellar pain, running, knee, arthritis, aging, pain problems, leg, limbs, overuse injury, injury, exercise, self-treatment, treatment

One page on PainSci cites Juhn 1999: The Complete Guide to Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Managing patellofemoral pain syndrome is a challenge, in part because of lack of consensus regarding its cause and treatment. Contributing factors include overuse and overload of the patellofemoral joint, biomechanical problems and muscular dysfunction. The initial treatment plan should include quadriceps strengthening and temporary activity modification. Additional exercises may be incorporated as dictated by the findings of the physical examination. Footwear should be closely evaluated for quality and fit, and the use of arch supports should be considered.

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