Patellofemoral pain syndrome

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What is patellofemoral pain syndrome?

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is characterized by knee pain resulting from physical and biochemical changes in the patellofemoral joint. The syndrome is often confused with or accompanied by Chondromalacia patella, which is the pathological condition of the cartilage and not the pain syndrome itself.

Common symptoms reported by people with patellofemoral pain syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for patellofemoral pain syndrome

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Who has patellofemoral pain syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 75 say patellofemoral pain syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 28
30s 52
40s 46
50s 36
60s 23
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 34
20-29 years 29
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 48
Female 145

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 114
Not Diagnosed 10

These charts show data from patellofemoral pain syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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