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Runners Knee

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is a common cause of pain around the knee cap. When the knee bends or straightens, the knee cap (patella) glides in a special groove on the femur / thigh bone called the 'Patellofemoral groove', controlled by the quadriceps (thigh) muscles. The patella can stray from this path (usually towards the outside of the knee) due to tight quadriceps or muscle spasm or biomechanical problems from over pronation of the foot (flat foot). This produces abnormal stresses on the under-surface of the patella that can cause knee cap pain.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain at the front of the knee while ascending or, more often, descending stairs.
  • Pain at the front of the knee whilst running.
  • Knee pain during prolonged sitting.
Back and Active Osteopaths, Belsize Park, NW3 are able to treat muscle spasm and joint pain so please call us on 020 7586 6022.

What Our Patient's are saying

James, Triathlete, NW3 "I can highly recommend Damien and the The Back & Active clinic, The knee pain i suffered unnecessarily for years is gone thanks to their experience, treatment style and the amazing orthotics running is a joy again."
Randa Pettifor "Going to Damien gave me inspiration and confidence. His positive engagment, constant motivation and skilled treatments got me back playing tennis, which i thought i would never do again. Thank you Damien."
Dr. T. Maddox "Damien treated me for infrapatellar tendinitis and quickly got to the cause of the problem. His treatment was thorough, knowledgeable and sensible and the symptoms quickly improved. I would recommend him unreservedly."