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Patellafemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), also known as runner’s knee, is a common knee pain that affects people of all ages and activity levels. It is caused by inflammation and irritation of the kneecap (patella).

The pain is usually felt in the front of the knee and it can be worse when going up or down stairs, squatting or kneeling. In some cases, the pain can be so severe that it makes it difficult to walk.

There are a number of things that can cause PFPS, including:

The good news is that PFPS is usually treatable. The most common treatment is physiotherapy, which can help to strengthen the muscles around the knee and improve the alignment of the kneecap. Other treatments that may be helpful include:

If you are experiencing pain in your knee, it is important to see a physiotherapist to get a diagnosis and treatment. Early treatment can help to prevent the pain from becoming chronic.

Here are some tips to help prevent PFPS:

By following these tips, you can help to keep your knees healthy and pain-free.

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