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patellofemoral syndrome

Can Exercise Help Cartilage in Patellofemoral Syndrome?

Exercise is good for so many things, but one of the questions we often get from our patients with musculoskeletal conditions is, Can I still exercise? In most cases, the answer is yes, and, in fact, in many cases, exercise may actually improve or relieve your condition. Patellofemoral syndrome or arthritis in the patellofemoral compartment … Continued


Patellofemoral Dysfunction

The patellofemoral compartment is commonly known as the knee cap joint.  The knee cap (patella)  sits on tops of the thigh bone (femur). With activity there is movement or tracking of the knee cap along the femoral groove.  If there is misalignment of the knee cap within the femoral groove, the patient experiences pain. Lateral release is a … Continued

Patella Tendon Repair and Rehabilitation

The patella tendon connects the knee cap ( patella) to the shin bone (tibia). It serves to stabilize the knee and allows the quadriceps muscle group to straighten the leg. The patella tendon is prone to rupturing in individuals with a history of patella tendon injury such as jumper’s knee or osteoarthritis. Injuries of this … Continued