Patella femoral pain is a common clinical presentation, and 50% more likely to affect females and people post surgery as the quads will weaken within 24 hours of surgery.
Generally a client will present like:
As the knee is in the middle of two lever arms it makes sense compensation can be both proximal and distal to this joint, so have both a podiatrist and physio look at this issue. If you do have a compensation both proximally and distally but only address say the proximal strength then its unlikely you will get the right outcome as you are only addressing half of the problem.
Simple assessments will direct your therapist to the main area to work on. Simple assessment will include:
From this simple interventions can be put in place to start a treatment plan for you.
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