31 Mar

Patellofemoral pain syndrome basically means pain arising from the knee cap, it is a extremely common issue these days with many people doing more exercise and fitness than they have ever done before. As a practitioner its a tricky one to treat as you need to decide the best way to treat is it via the foot or is it via the hip? Obviously each case is extremely individual and could require a different approach however today we are looking at a study carried out on this exact topic and seeing what the outcome was "Clinicians and patients may consider either foot orthoses or hip exercises in managing patellofemoral pain." Basically what this shows is that there was no significant difference between the two approaches of foot orthoses or hip strengthening which means the call is purely yours to make in clinic and with more testing it should give you a indication of what area you believe the problem starts in.

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