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How is patellofemoral pain syndrome treated?

Patellofemoral syndrome is most commonly a result of improper tracking of the patella in the femoral groove. Depending on whether this improper tracking has caused chondromalacia patella or patellofemoral stress syndrome, the treatment may vary with different health care practitioners. Assessment of what is causing the improper tracking is a first step towards proper treatment and corrective exercise. Treatments in the form of different modalities are sometimes transient when it comes to long term relief from this type of pain. Identification of kinetic chain segments to correct patellar tracking
should be part of any treatment plan.

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