Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most common running-related conditions that is defined by pain around or behind the patella associated with loading of the patellofemoral joint.
Common treatment of PFP in runners include:
- Education where the focus is on training load management;
- Exercises where lower limb muscles are strengthened;
- Gait-retraining where running style is modified through varying the type of foot strike or the cadence.