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Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Old 10-13-12, 12:41 PM
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Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Does anyone suffer from this syndrome here? It's getting really bad for me. I can't ride without pain anymore. I have severe pain on the back of my right knee while and after the rides. I'm doing some exercises to strengthen my quadriceps but it doesn't help. I've also started to take glucosamine/chondroitin/msm. I don't know yet if it is good or bad for me. Because i've read somewhere it causes to increase uric acid in your blood.

It's really annoying to have power in your legs but you can't ride because of pain.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002202/

Maybe a Baker's cyst? Just fishing here, but is a fairly common cause of posterior knee pain. If it persists, see your local Ortho doc---MRI, etc.
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Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a waste basket diagnosis used when someone (doc, physical therapist, or patient) cannot identify the exact cause of the pain. If it bothers you enough go see an ortho doc (preferably someone with cycling experience) and fix it.
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Old 10-13-12, 04:53 PM
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I'll do it. Let's see if it's curable or not.
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I had it bad. Mostly from running but it sidelined my cycling as well. Rested it with ice, no good. Popped pills, no good. More time off, no change Stretching & rehab exercises, moderate relief. Then I did my home work and investigated Chiropractic Went to two who were recommended, very little change. Then sought out one who had vast experience with runners and cyclists. Before he even examined me he told me that I would be fine, I would run and bike again. He took X-rays, saw that my hip was out of place and making my patella track a bit off, among other things. He adjusted me several ways for nearly 30 minutes. Then did 15 minutes of active release exercises. I felt better immediately. He saw me the next day... I was only slightly out this time (he said it would take a few visits to get it to "stick".) I then rode 15 miles. Pain was about a 4-5 out of 10, instead of 9/10. Went home, did recommended stretches and strength moves. Woke up next morning, did 21 miles at normal intensity... zero pain. Now I'm gradually working my trail runs back in. Went to see him yesterday and was only slightly out of place. As I type this I am pain free and about to go do a hilly 32 miles. Now of course everyone is different, but the RIGHT chiropractor, who said it WAS PFPS, cured me when others did nothing. Seek out a Chiropractor who not only IS a runner/cyclist (like mine) but who has testimonials to back up his claims. (mine had a list of 23 testimonials from cyclists and runners he helped). Good luck. BTW, I was sidelined with pain for over 2 months before I saw Dr. Aaron Tosky.
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Chiropractice... I'd never heard about this terminology but i had a look. There are some people who claim they have been cured with it. Mostly nerve entrapment patients. Though i doubt it is the same case with our problem. Our cartilages in knee area is thinning, getting less than it used to be. Isn't it? So you can't get it back by getting someone to pull your feet or whatever wrestling moves. Maybe it's already there but moved to another place. Then it should work.
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Originally Posted by hillcrawler View Post
Chiropractice... I'd never heard about this terminology but i had a look. There are some people who claim they have been cured with it. Mostly nerve entrapment patients. Though i doubt it is the same case with our problem. Our cartilages in knee area is thinning, getting less than it used to be. Isn't it? So you can't get it back by getting someone to pull your feet or whatever wrestling moves. Maybe it's already there but moved to another place. Then it should work.
My hip was out of place causing the patella to track improperly and irritate the soft tissue. My left leg was actually 1 cm longer than my right. I does work.
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I'm not sure that posterior knee pain can be PF syndrome
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Originally Posted by hillcrawler View Post
Does anyone suffer from this syndrome here? It's getting really bad for me. I can't ride without pain anymore. I have severe pain on the back of my right knee while and after the rides. I'm doing some exercises to strengthen my quadriceps but it doesn't help. I've also started to take glucosamine/chondroitin/msm. I don't know yet if it is good or bad for me. Because i've read somewhere it causes to increase uric acid in your blood.

It's really annoying to have power in your legs but you can't ride because of pain.
I have been diagnosed with Patellofemoral pain syndrome by a sports Dr, in the past, and the pain is in the front of the knee, not the back.

Pain in the back of the knee usually has more to do with a saddle that is too high.

Have a look at this article ...
https://www.cptips.com/knee.htm
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