Steveston Physiotherapy

Steveston Village Orthopaedic & Sports Therapy Clinic

Patellofemoral Pain

Patellofemoral Articulation

Patellofemoral Pain/Chondromalacia

Physical Therapy Treatment

Prognosis

Physio Note: Prevention

A good warm-up prior to sport activity and regular stretching of quadriceps, hamstrings, hip abd/adductors and external rotators, iliotibial band, and calf muscles (hold each stretch for 20 seconds; repeat 2 times per stretch; stretch at least 2 times a day) are recommended. Maintain quadriceps and hip muscle strength

Examine your running shoes periodically for degree and pattern of wear and correct alignment.

Your physical therapist can help you recognize footwear faults and will assess lower extremity alignment and functional dynamics (e.g., gait). Orthotics (custom-fitted insoles) may be indicated where structural or malalignment faults are identified