Patellofemoral syndrome is a common knee condition that results from the repeated stress placed on the knee joint, particularly the patella (kneecap) and femur (thighbone). The exact mechanisms of patellofemoral syndrome are not well understood, but it is believed to result from a combination of factors such as overuse, improper force distribution, and in rarer cases, actual joint alignment issues.
In individuals with patellofemoral syndrome, the knee joint experiences increased pressure and friction, leading to pain, swelling, and discomfort. This can result in a reduction of functional strength and mobility, making it difficult to participate in physical activities.
At Apollo Performance Chiropractic, we place a strong emphasis on addressing individual movement deficits in individuals with patellofemoral syndrome. This often involves correcting force imbalances and working to build functional strength through targeted exercises. We also educate patients on proper biomechanics and techniques to reduce the amount of stress placed on the knee joint.
By addressing individual movement deficits, we aim to reduce pain, improve functional strength, and restore mobility in individuals with patellofemoral syndrome. This allows them to return to physical activities and continue pursuing their athletic goals with greater confidence and reduced risk of further injury.