Patellofemoral knee Pain/Anterior Knee Pain / Movie-goers Knee

Pain in the front and center of the knee.

Knee pain when cycling?

Symptoms

The knee becomes more painful following prolonged periods when the knee is bent or during exercise when more force is placed through the knee.

Cause

We can provide a biomechanical assessment. Usually thigh muscles are weak resulting in poor tracking of the patella (knee cap) on the femur. It can be common in cyclists and be due to a poor bike set-up or due to poor training.

Treatment

We can help with specific exercises, strapping and soft tissue mobilisations. Sometimes a muscle stimulator is required which accelerates recovery by focusing on developing the thigh muscles. If you are a cyclist and experiencing problems when training or worse during competition, a bike assessment is essential.