Are control and strength altered in patellofemoral pain?

Is there a link between poor lower limb strength/ control and the development of patellofemoral pain syndrome?

This study compared ground reaction forces, lower limb kinematics, muscle activity and lower limb strength of runners with and without PFPS (n=41). After initial analysis the authors reported no between group differences. However, after sub-classification of subjects, female runners with PFPS and a rear foot strike showed significantly greater hip ADDuction at toe off and lower gluteus medius activation.


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