Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Pronounced: Pa-tell-O-fem-or-alEn Español (Spanish Version)
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a condition in which pain is felt under the kneecap. The patella is the bone that makes up 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 rubs painfully 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 reviewedMarch 2014by Teresa Briedwell, PT, DPT, OCS
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