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Patellofemoral Syndrome - (Runner’s Knee, Rower’s Knee)

Patellofemoral Syndrome and Treatment Knee pain is something that most of the population may experience at some point in life. Such pain may occur after an obvious trauma such as a fall or develop gradually and over time. Equally, people participating in certain types of sports may have a higher incidence of specific types of knee pain, as is often the case with Patellofemoral Syndrome. Patellofemoral Syndrome is also commonly referred to as Runner’s Knee or Rower’s Knee, though even sedentary people can suffer from this type of knee pain. The biomechanics involved in both Running and Rowing both place additional loads on the Patella and knee joint complex. Equally, both of these activities are very repetitive, meaning that tissues and joint structures can quickly become irritated if something is not quite right somewhere in the body. The article about Patellofemoral Syndrome - a Myotherapy perspective explains more about possible causes, self-help and treatment options. Article