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Patellofemoral Arthritis

Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Preventions and Treatment

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What are the symptoms of Patellofemoral Arthritis?

Most common symptoms associated with patellofemoral arthritis are:

  • Pain
  • Putting pressure 
  • Crackling sensation
  • Stuck or “catch” when you straighten 

What are the Complications of Patellofemoral Arthritis?

Complications caused by patellofemoral arthritis are:

  • Loss of normal knee power and function
  • Quadriceps weakness
  • Failure to resolve knee pain

Patellofemoral Arthritis: Symptoms and Complications

How is Patellofemoral Arthritis prevented?

Preventive measures to be taken to reduce the risks of patellofemoral arthritis: 

  • Maintain strength: Quadriceps can help keep the knee balanced. However, avoid squatting during weight training. 
  • Lose weight: Excess body weight exerts stress on the knees. Losing weight will relieve stress and soothe the pain. 
  • Warm-up: This should go without saying. Do warm-up exercises before doing any advanced exercise.
  • Stretch: Flexibility is very important and keeping joints mobile and flexible will prevent risks of any form of arthritis. Hence, promote flexibility with gentle stretching exercises.
References: 
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis. HSS. Available at: https://www.hss.edu/conditions_patellofemoral-kneecap-arthritis-diagnosis-treatment.asp Accessed on June 6, 2020.
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis. Knee Pain Explained. Available at: https://www.knee-pain-explained.com/patellofemoral-arthritis.html Accessed on June 6, 2020.
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis. Healio. Available at: https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20120331/patellofemoral-arthritis Accessed on June 6, 2020.
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis: Diseases and Conditions. OrthoInfo. Available at: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/patellofemoral-arthritis# Accessed on June 6, 2020.
Disclaimer:
“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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