Patellofemoral pain syndrome

What is Patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain in the front of the knee. It frequently occurs in teenagers, manual laborers, and athletes. It sometimes is caused by wearing down, roughening, or softening of the cartilage under the kneecap.

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I have a pressure type of discomfort in my left leg only, just below the knee, as if I had tourniquet on it.
Any ideas?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Either patellofemoral pain syndrome or patellar tendon injury

Detailed Answer:
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I was diagnose with patellofemoral pain syndrome, by a x-ray. I complained 3 mos. of severe pain! Nothing worked, meds ice packs etc. Finally,...

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Hi. Patellofemoral pain syndrome would have the start of the problem, which in turn might have lead the the backer's cyst and all finding you have...

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Hi, This is XXXX. I am having right knee pain from last 4-5 months when i climb the stairs and some click sound also coming without any pain. from...

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Brief Answer:
Needs further work up

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for the query

Rheumatoid arthritis can be confirmed by anti-CCP blood test....

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