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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Exercises
What is it?
Patellofemoral (pah-tel-oh-FEM-oh-ral) pain syndrome (SIN-drohm) is also called patellar femoral stress syndrome or runner's knee. Runner's knee is when the patella (kneecap) rubs against the end of the femur (thigh bone) as the knee moves. This causes pain. Ask your caregiver for more information about other ways to treat your injury.
Do's and Don'ts:
Caregivers may tell you to remain pain-free as you use your knee more. If your injury does not improve, call your caregiver.
- Straight Leg Raise:
- Terminal-Knee Extension:
- Quad Set:
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