The main symptom of this condition is knee pain, particularly while sitting with bent knees, squatting, jumping, or walking down a set of stairs. At times, the patient may experience a catching, popping, or grinding sensation. The knee may suddenly buckle and give out as well.
There are a number of things that can cause improper alignment of the kneecap.
Severe injury or trauma to the kneecap
Weak hamstring and quadricep muscles
Repeated stress to your knee joints
Age – adolescents/young adults
Sex – more common in females
High activity level
In some cases, symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome can be relieved by simply:
Other treatment methods may include: