Patello-Femoral (Kneecap) Pain
Patello-Femoral, or Knee Cap, pain is an extremely common problem affecting many athletes.
It is typcally charectetrised by pain at the front of the knee, under the knee cap. It is often made worse with going down stairs or squatting or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Historically it has been called "movie-goers" knee. Occasionally there may be a grizzling sound under the knee cap, like sand in the joint.
Treatment is aimed at releasing tight muscular structures, strengthening weak gluteals and quads and using taping to help alleviate symptoms. It is essential to visit your health professional to get a proper assessment to determine what needs to be specifically worked on. Below you will find common products that will help you on your way through the rehab process.