Patellofemoral Dysfunction and Knee Pain

Knee Pain Treatment | Passaic County Physical Therapy


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Lots of things cause knee discomfort. The irritation resulting from Patellofemoral Dysfunction is painful but can be treated. At Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa we are experts at dealing with knee pain. Patellofemoral Dysfunction can be treated with alignment technique and strength training. This condition is most often found in young women and athletes. The best initial treatment is rest, but some physical therapy is recommended.


What is Patellofemoral Dysfunction?


The patella is the kneecap, and it articulates the thigh bone (femur) and thus protects
the knee joint. Patellofemoral Dysfunction refers to pain that starts in the patellofemoral
joint (which is between the knee cap and the thigh bone). Usually it occurs after an injury
to the knee or following knee surgery. When the knee cap doesn’t move properly within the groove
on the thigh bone the resulting irritation causes intense pain.


What is the Treatment for Patellofemoral Dysfunction?


At Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa we have developed physical therapy that directly addresses
Patellofemoral Dysfunction pain. Alignment technique and strength training are the focus of
treatment for this problem. With the proper techniques and exercises in place, you should be able
to build your quad muscles. This will enable you to get back to your normal active routine
without pain. There is no surgery or medication involved in our treatment for Patellofemoral


Talk to Expert Physical Therapists at Elite Spine for Treatment


Our physical therapists at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa welcome the opportunity to work
with you to develop exercises to deal with your knee pain. We are experienced in the alignment
techniques needed to relieve your discomfort. If you are experiencing pain when descending stairs
or when squatting you may be suffering from Patellofemoral Dysfunction. Call Elite Spine today
for an appointment to determine the cause of your pain and form a treatment strategy. Call us at
(862) 239-1768 or drop in for a consultation at 349-351 Union Boulevard, Totowa, NJ.