Pain going down the stairs? This could be a sign of many issues going on in the knee. A common issue is patellofemoral syndrome. This is where you get pain on the anterior aspect or front of the knee. Sometimes it can be a sharp pain. Sitting down for a while and than standing up can also be a painful experience. It goes by many names such as moviegoers or jumpers knee. Runners often complain about this pain. Many factors can contribute to this such as poor biomechanics of gait, to injuries, to overuse. Rest and ice are what we are taught. For some this may work, but more often than not you may need physical therapy if its bad enough. Bands around the patellar tendon can also be helpful as well. If all of these treatments don’t help, than regenerative procedures such as platelet rich plasma or PRP can help speed recovery.
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