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2 papers 0 to 25 followers Exercise Therapy achieves good outcomes in Patellofemoral oain syndrome.
Ron Clijsen, Janine Fuchs, Jan Taeymans
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This systematic review and meta-analysis was accomplished to determine whether exercise therapy is an effective intervention to reduce pain and patient-reported measures of activity limitations and participation restrictions (PRMALP) in patients with patellofemoral pain. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials in English and German languages published in the MEDLINE, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, and Cochrane databases were searched...
December 2014: Physical Therapy
Sameer Dixit, John P DiFiori, Monique Burton, Brandon Mines
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common cause of knee pain in the outpatient setting. It is caused by imbalances in the forces controlling patellar tracking during knee flexion and extension, particularly with overloading of the joint. Risk factors include overuse, trauma, muscle dysfunction, tight lateral restraints, patellar hypermobility, and poor quadriceps flexibility. Typical symptoms include pain behind or around the patella that is increased with running and activities that involve knee flexion...
January 15, 2007: American Family Physician
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