Patellofemoral (front of knee pain) is the most common type of knee discomfort experienced by adults and can affect people of all ages and genders.
Usually pain onset is related to a significant change in loading that leads to sensitisation around the patella (knee cap). Pain is often worse with running or taking stairs.
Examples of load changes might include:
- Increased running distance and frequency
- Climbing higher numbers of stairs
- Increased volume and intensity of gym-based leg strengthening (such as squats and lunges)