What is Misalignment of Quadriceps (Q Angle)?
Misalignment of Quadriceps is a biomechanical deviation of the quadriceps muscles’ pull on the kneecap via the supra and infra patellar tendon attachments. Over time, this causes erosion of the cartilage lining of the undersurface of the kneecap (chondromalacia).
Symptoms of Misalignment of Quadriceps (Q Angle): Pain near the kneecap usually at the medial (inner) portion and below it.
What Causes Misalignment of Quadriceps (Q Angle): Overuse, extensive activities, joint degeneration.
What Works for Misalignment of Quadriceps (Q Angle): Dual Action Knee Strap
Why It Works: The Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap slows the progression of degeneration by applying slight pressure on the quadriceps midway towards its attachment above the patella. This action alleviates the stress to the tendon and promotes healing by redistributing the forces exerted by the quadriceps muscle.
Consult with your medical professional as to the cause of your discomfort.