I've been having pain in my knees for seven weeks now. after doing a lot of reading, and seeing my physiotherapist, we can't pinpoint a specific problem.. just patella-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS), which really could be anything.
(see the surfer)
(feet are facing forward in this photo)
Does it look like the knees are misaligned?
Again here, doesn't it look like the tibia is connected to the knee joint at a weird angle.. very lateral?
Will stretching and strengthening the muscles actually change the shape and mechanics of the joint? or does it just improve the quality of the muscle?
I'm hoping that strengthening muscles on the medial side will cause a greater medial pull on the tibia, bringing it back into alignment, but i don't know whether that's possible now. I'm 21 by the way.
I am worried about this. I want to be cycling strong when i'm seventy!
Any input and advice is very appreciated.