Please forward this error screen to 162. Knee cap pain is a complicated injury. Learn knee joint pain treatment might be contributing to your anterior knee pain and what you can do for it.
When the knee cap hurts, everyday activities can become painful. Symptoms in the anterior knee can be influenced by a variety of different components. What are they and what can you do to relieve your anterior knee pain? What is Knee Cap Pain?
Knee cap pain is a knee condition that can affect both young and old. The knee cap, or patella, forms a joint with the femur termed the patella femoral joint. Most commonly PFS occurs when the underside of the patella becomes irritated secondary to abnormal movement of the patella in the femoral groove. From an anatomical standpoint, the patella sits in the femoral groove.
The quadriceps muscle attaches to the patella from above and continues on to form the infra patella tendon below. Additional soft tissue structures attach to the patella including the medial retinaculum on the inside and the lateral retinaculum on the outside. The most common symptom with PFS is pain in the anterior or front of the knee. Activities such as moving from sitting to standing, walking stairs, walking down hills, and jumping will reproduce pain. The patella can also create a crunching sound called crepitus.