Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Had patellofemoral pain syndrome. Starting physiotherapy. What kind of therapy would be given?

i have had patellofemoral pain syndrome for the past 2 years. i am a 14 year old female and am starting physio next week. my doctor told me to sit out of all sports and physical activity for the time being.i play ice hockey, fastpitch, and do pe at school. what can i expect for treatment from physio? what happens if this doesnt help?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  72
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

The main part of the physiotherapy program for patellofemoral pain involves the Quadriceps muscle strengthening exercises.

You not supposed to involve in any Impact sports and deep knee bending activities as these will aggravate your pain.

Generally, upto 60% of the patients with patellofemoral pain will benefit from Physiotherapy. If physiotherapy is not going to help you, based on the amount of involvement of the articular surfaces, you may need some form of surgical intervention which will be decided by your treating surgeon.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Sat, 7 Sep 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor