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Knee Pain: Signs and Symptoms

Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS): this term usually refers to pain around and under the knee cap. It is often called "Runner's Knee". The pain of PFPS may occur in one or both knees, and tends to worsen with activity, while descending stairs and after long periods of inactivity. It is believed that the cause could be the way the patella tracks along the groove of the femur and lead to irritation of the cartilage on the underside of the patella.

Signs and symptoms

  • Knee pain
  • Pain when the van
  • Pain when squatting
  • Pain when jumping
  • Pain when going downstairs
  • Knee buckling suddenly
  • Knee unexpectedly gives away
  • A catching, popping or grinding sensation when walking