Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

BBaginzBBaginz Posts: 4
edited August 2012 in Mostly Slalom
I think I am beginning to develop patellofemoral pain syndrome and I am trying to train for Nationals. Does anyone know the best treatment for this? Thanks in advance for your reply.

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  • Stevie BoyStevie Boy Posts: 1,611 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I Guess Hamstring and Quad Stretches to start with, helps take the load off the knee, followed by quad strengthen exercise, non weight bearing ie: dead weight on straight leg and lift with straight leg.

    I am recovering from microfracture surgery, just getting back into my skiing, it,s taken a while.

    " Relax Breathe Relax, Ski Like You Have Never Skied Before ”

  • BBaginzBBaginz Posts: 4
    Thanks Stevie Boy. I am going to to for some physiotherapy too so I can get back on the water sooner than later.
  • auskierauskier Posts: 445 Baller
    often caused by strength imbalance in the vastus (quad) muscles in the thigh. Your PT will sort you out..
    Toby Daff
  • Nick SullivanNick Sullivan Posts: 676 Baller
    How did this turn out? I am getting the same symptoms in my left knee, or my back foot on my ski. This got worse and worse after every set this weekend and has been creeping up on me slowly for the last month.
  • Jam manJam man Posts: 38 Baller
    I've been dealing with patellor tendinitis all season. Going to PT and just started taking prescription anti inflammatory today. I use a patellor band and a neo brace to keep knee stable while skiing. Mine is in right knee -back leg. PT has me working on imbalance in strength in legs. Also ice knee two to three times /day.
  • TeamWallyTeamWally Posts: 119 Baller
    Overuse never ends well. I aggravated beyond normal wear and tear knee pain with a pretty nasty snowski fall. Failed PT, nip and tuck clean up etc. Hooked up with and haven't looked back. My knee doc became a patient to fix his own failed shoulder surgery !
  • TeamWallyTeamWally Posts: 119 Baller
    Overuse never ends well. I aggravated beyond normal wear and tear knee pain with a pretty nasty snowski fall. Failed PT, nip and tuck clean up etc. Hooked up withregenexx.com/2010/09/dr-centenos-new-book-on-regenerative-orthopedics/and haven't looked back. My knee doc became a patient to fix his own failed shoulder surgery !
  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,707 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    You really do need to see a PT in person for this. Anterior knee pain can be very difficult to sort out. "The black hole of orthopaedics" is what was mentioned in one research article I read. Of course that was from a surgeon's standpoint.

    Soft tissue tightness around the knee. Strength and muscle firing imbalances around the knee and hip. Muscular tightness. Training habits. Orthotic use. Hard to do more than shotgun it over the internet. Good luck.
  • tctc Posts: 100 Baller
    Check out www.reflexportland.com
    their clinic specializes in no surgical knee rehab
    I was told I needed a total knee. After reflex I have been pain free for the last 18 months.
    Nick Sullivan
  • Nick SullivanNick Sullivan Posts: 676 Baller
    @tc, this is exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks for the tip!
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