Larissa Roux, MD FRCP Dip Sport Med, MPH, PhD, discusses Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.
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Featuring Dr. Larissa Roux, MD, MPH, PhD, CCFP, Dip Sport Med
Duration: 1 minute
PFPS stands for patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Essentially, that's a fancy way to say anterior knee pain or pain that is a result of issues in and around the knee cap or patella. Typically this pain is felt directly under the knee cap, like dead center, and cyclists tend to experience it following a long ride rather than during the ride.
In terms of treatment, rest, ice, compression and refraining from cycling while it hurts is probably the number one thing that you can do. However, seeking the advice of your sports medicine physician or primary care physician is important to return you back to cycling pain free.
In some instances your physician or physiotherapist might notice that you are pronating. In these cases a pair of semi-rigid orthotics may be very useful, and consulting your local podiatrist could be helpful.
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