Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (aka PFPS or Runners knee)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) aka Runners knee is the most common overuse injury of the knee. It is also known as:-

  • Chondromalacia patellae

  • Jogger’s knee

  • Cyclist’s knee

There is usually no specific history of trauma, however it may be related to biomechanical abnormalities and abnormal position and tracking of the patella (knee cap).

Patients often experience pain behind or deep in knee. The pain is often aggravated during activities that require flexion of the knee whilst under loading such as climbing stairs, walking down slopes or stairs, squatting or prolonged sitting. Crepitus (grinding) around the patella may also be present and can sometime be felt when moving the joint.

KH Chiropractic is between Cranbrook and Rockbeare, East Devon. Our Chiropractors treat a number of people with knee pain including Runners knee, aka patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or Joggers knee.

To book your examination and treatment call us on 01392 984959 or email at