Knee pain is very common within the general population- from the young, elderly and athletes. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common causes of knee pain. It is most commonly seen in athletes that involve activities- running, jumping, squatting. Your patellofemoral joint is located between the knee cap (patella) and thigh bone (femur). When pain is felt at this joint it is referred as PFPS. The main cause of the pain is excessive pressure to the joint due to maltracking of the kneecap.
So what can actually cause this “maltracking”?
Presentation and symptoms of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome:
Knee pain is commonly seen and treated by our experienced sports chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic in Perth. The majority of cases are a result of PFPS. Our sports chiropractors use a range of treatment modalities best suited to you and your individual needs. Treatment includes advice- don’t participate in aggravating activities, substitute for non-impact sports such as swimming. Provide a therapeutic exercise programme that will target weak or poorly activated and stretch tight muscles. Any abnormalities in other areas such as the foot and hip causing the PFPS, will be addressed.
In conjunction with Knee manual manipulation and adjustment, chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic in Joondalup can use various other methods;
If you are experiencing any knee pain please come in and see us at Lakeside Chiropractic or call us on 9300 0095 to make an appointment. You can also book online at www.lakesidechiro.com.au
Lakeside Chiropractic in Joondalup has experienced sports chiropractors that not only treat spinal conditions but knees too! We accept all major health insurances and also provide HICAPS with these Private Health care providers BUPA, Medibank, NIB, GMF, SGIO, ADFFH. If yours isn’t listed please ask.
We service the surrounding suburbs - Currambine, Ocean Reef, Tapping, Carramar, Banksia Grove, Iluka, Edgewater, Woodvale, Whitfords, Duncraig. Please come and see our friendly and experienced chiropractors to help with your symptoms.