Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) (Runner’s Knee) refers to a group of conditions characterized by pain in the front of the knee caused by inflammation of the patellofemoral (PF) joint (located between the kneecap and femur). PFPS may be caused by patellar compression or tilting, joint or muscular weakness and instability, biomechanical dysfunction, direct trauma to the region, overuse, or soft tissue lesions.
To treat patellofemoral pain syndrome, manual therapies may include one, or a combination of, the following:
ART (Active Release Technique)
IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Trigger Point Dry Needling (depending on situation)