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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Relief

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a condition that can cause medial knee pain and knee instability. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE can help.

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The best treatment for patellofemoral pain syndrome near you

CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for patellofemoral pain syndrome treatment near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book by selecting a discipline below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best.

There are many causes of patellofemoral pain syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome occurs when the kneecap rubs against the femur resulting in irritation of the cartilage behind it. It can be caused by numerous factors such as incorrect biomechanics during physical activities, misalignment of the kneecap, weakness or tightness of the surrounding muscles, overuse injuries due to repetitive movements, or poor postural control. To reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with PFPS chiropractors, physiotherapists and massage therapists may be consulted; together they can provide guidance on lifestyle changes, specific therapeutic exercises and manual therapies.

Get the best treatment to help your patellofemoral pain syndrome

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your patellofemoral pain syndrome quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

What is patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a fairly common condition that involves knee pain mainly around the back of the kneecap. It is typically more prominent with activities like squatting, running, or climbing stairs. Pain may also worsen when sitting for an extended period of time or with activities involving a lot of bending and straightening at the knee joint. PFPS is most commonly seen in people who are physically active or participate in sports heavily, such as runners or cyclists.

What are the symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome, also known as runner’s knee, is a condition that affects the knee joint and causes pain. Typical symptoms of this condition include tenderness around the kneecap when touched, a grinding or crunching sound when kneeling or getting up from a squatting position, knee pain during activities such as running, stair climbing or squatting, increased pain after a period of inactivity, and stiffness in the joint.

What are the treatments for patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome can have serious interference on one’s quality of life, but thankfully there are treatments available to help alleviate symptoms. To start, chiropractic manipulations or chiropractor-guided exercises can be used to reduce the pain and discomfort in the affected joints. Additionally, physiotherapy has been found to be extremely helpful as well; for example, specific stretches and strengthening exercises may address imbalances between muscles around the knees. Finally, massage therapy may come into play by reducing tense muscles that could contribute to the pain associated with patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Get the patellofemoral pain syndrome treatment that's right for you

Choose Your Chiropractor

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By examining the alignment of your body chiropractors can identify potential issues and develop a personalized treatment plan that includes adjustments, exercises and other treatments to find an effective solution for managing patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Choose Your RMT

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Through various techniques, massage therapy can help reduce pain and inflammation and improve flexibility. By focusing on the soft tissues surrounding the knee joint massage therapy helps promote blood flow and relaxation both of which can support the healing process of patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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Physiotherapy can be an effective way to alleviate the troublesome symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome. By employing a variety of techniques, such as stretching, exercises and joint mobilization, physiotherapists can help to improve the alignment and function of the knee joint which in turn can reduce pain and improve movement.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for patellofemoral pain syndrome. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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