Patello-Femoral Syndrome

Are you experiencing pain in your knee and recently been diagnosed with patella-femoral syndrome?

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Patello-Femoral Syndrome (PFS) is a group of morpho-functional alterations that results in the onset of anterior knee pain. It is caused by a small alteration of form or function in one of the components that make up the patello-femoral joint, such as the patella, femur, cartilage, or muscle groups like the patellar tendon and alar ligaments. When one of these components is not functioning properly, it increases the pressure on the patello-femoral joint, leading to pain or even instability, which can cause the patella to dislocate.

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Patello-Femoral Syndrome Pain Treatment

Diagnosis of PFS can be carried out in-clinic. Treatment for PFS typically begins with rehabilitation exercises, myofascial release, dry needling and myofascial cupping, followed by changes to daily activities to maintain full functionality. Surgery is only considered for patients with major patellar instability, characterized by habitual dislocation of the patella or its ongoing malposition. However, it should be noted that the vast majority of PFS cases are resolved clinically through the above-mentioned treatments.

If you have undergone surgery for PFS recently or in the past, it is imperative that you are consistent with post-surgical rehabilitation. Rehabilitation aims to restore full function in the knee by resolving the inflammation, recovering the range of motion, building muscle strength, and finally, more sophisticated movements used in everyday life or the patient’s chosen sport. It’s essential for people experiencing pain or discomfort on their knee joint to seek medical attention and get a proper diagnosis, as early intervention can prevent the condition from worsening and help you regain your knee mobility.

Our state-of-the-art high-level laser can deliver instant pain relief in as little as five minutes–aiding in the reduction of inflammation and repair of damaged tissue.

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Working with you on patella-femoral syndrome pain

  • Goals: Pain relief, improved mobility, better posture and become more functional.
  • Problems: What are you experiencing? What is limiting you? How does this impact your life?
  • Diagnosis: An in-depth diagnosis following a comprehensive history and examination including in-clinic orthopedic, neurological and functional assessments.
  • Design: Your own personalised treatment plan. No one person is the same and you’re not a textbook. Our goal is to arm you with knowledge and awareness so you can better understand your body.
  • Doing: Implementing of our modern treatment framework, which is designed to assist you in your recovery.

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