Exercise therapy for patellofemoral pain syndrome.

  title={Exercise therapy for patellofemoral pain syndrome.},
  author={Edith M. Heintjes and Marjolein Y. Berger and Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra and Roos M. D. Bernsen and Jan A. N. Verhaar and Bart W Koes},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common problem among adolescents and young adults, characterised by retropatellar pain (behind the kneecap) or peripatellar pain (around the kneecap) when ascending or descending stairs, squatting or sitting with flexed knees. Etiology, structures causing the pain and treatment methods are all debated in literature, but consensus has not been reached so far. Exercise therapy to strengthen the quadriceps is often prescribed, though its efficacy… CONTINUE READING
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