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Bluegrass Doctors of

Physical Therapy, PLLC



Naggin' Knee Cap Pain?

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Ever feel that horrible stabbing pain underneath your knee cap (patella) whle trying to go up or even worse DOWN stairs? This may be a condition known as patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia patella. What the heck does that mean? Traditionally these are the diagnoses that describe a "fraying" of the cartilage on the back of the patella (knee cap). What causes this? While there are many debates on what causes this condition there are some general agreements. Certain anatomical variations in morphology( AKA the way we are born and put together) can cause the patella to track laterally to the outside of the groove it normally sits in. This coupled with weakness in certain quad and hip muscles then give rise to pain referral patterns that cause this pain to persist. These same muscles can also cause your knee to "lock up" or feel as though your knee may "give way" while walking or going down or up stairs. 

How do we treat this you may ask? The Bluegrass Doctors of Physical Therapy, provide an innovative, comprehenisive treatment approach that involves the most effective manual therapy, taping, dry needling and strengthening techniques that can have your knee pain under control in as few as 2 visits! 

To find out if that nagging knee pain you have been having is Chondromalacia Patella contact us today or book your initial evaluation online!

Categories: Dry Needling, Trigger Point, Knee Pain Relief