Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Pronounced: Pa-tell-O-fem-or-alEn Español (Spanish Version)
The patella is the bone that makes the kneecap. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a condition in which pain is felt under the kneecap. The femur is the thigh bone. This bone forms the upper part of the knee. In people with patellofemoral pain syndrome, the patella painfully rubs against the femur.
This pain occurs during exercise or movement. It is most common during weight bearing activities such as running.
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Last reviewedFebruary 2014by Michael Woods, MD
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