What is Patellofemoral Syndrome?
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain behind the kneecap. It has been given many names, including Patellofemoral disorder, patellar malalignment, runner`s knee, and chondromalacia.
Symptoms of Patellofemoral Syndrome: Pain behind the kneecap, occasional swelling or snapping, popping, or grinding in the knee.
What Causes Patellofemoral Syndrome : Patellofemoral pain syndrome can occur from overuse of the knee in sports and activities such as running, walking, jumping, or bicycling. It also may result from the way the hips, legs, knees, or feet are aligned. This alignment problem can be caused by having wide hips or under developed thigh muscles, being knock-kneed, or having feet with arches that collapse when walking or running (a condition called overpronation).
Why It Works: Cho-Pat`s Original Knee Strap and the patented Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap are designed to place slight pressure on the tendons attached to the kneecap. This redistributes the forces applied by the thigh muscles and alleviates some of the symptoms associated with overuse syndromes.
Consult with your medical professional as to the cause of your discomfort.