The most common cause of chronic knee pain is the patellofemoral syndrome. There are many terms used informally such as “housemaid’s knee”, “secretary’s knee” or “runner’s knee”. How can you tell if you might have patellofemoral syndrome?
ache in the knee
pain aggravated by impact (running, jumping, stairs)
pain from prolonged sitting
swelling and stiffness
lack of strength in the knee joint
- “crepitus” – clicking/grating sensations
If you are concerned about knee pain or if any of these symptoms seem familiar, mention it to one of our staff to make sure that it can be treated properly to allow for a full healthy recovery.