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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, Chiropractors at CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.

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Effective treatment for patellofemoral pain syndrome

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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.

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.

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.

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 best patellofemoral pain syndrome treatment that's right for you


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Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

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.

You're only 15-minutes away from pain relief!

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Please call us at (519) 208-2273 to talk with our live-answer Reception Team who will be happy to book, reschedule appointments or answer any of your questions, or book online now.

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!