Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) or Runner's knee

Posted by cldmeyers @cldmeyers, Jul 11 8:18am

Last October I was diagnosed with patella femoral disease, otherwise known as runners knee. I had 6 months of PT until everything got shut down. Part of my PT included use of a Nustep machine. I continued with some of the PT that I could do at home. In May I started chiropractic. That and hemp oil gummies has taken the edge off the pain. I still can’t stand without assist bars or arms on chairs. I have access to a Nustep again and use it for 20 minutes 3 times weekly. I feel that I’ve lost my memory of how to stand. Any thoughts?

@cldmeyers, I'm glad that you started this new discussion about patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Back in 2012, @jamessenior shared his story of recovery here:
– Knee Pain: Patellofemoral syndrome https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/knee-pain-patellofemoral-syndrome/

You might also be interested in this Video Q&A
– Video Q&A about Runners: Lower Extremity Injuries and How to Prevent Them: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/live-qa-runners-lower-extremity-injuries-and-how-to-prevent-them/

cldmeyers, did you get this injury as a result of being a runner? I'm confident that you still have the memory of how to stand, but it sounds like you might have lost the muscle to do so. How long are you able to stand using assistance? What PT are you doing at home?

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@cldmeyers, I'm glad that you started this new discussion about patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Back in 2012, @jamessenior shared his story of recovery here:
– Knee Pain: Patellofemoral syndrome https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/knee-pain-patellofemoral-syndrome/

You might also be interested in this Video Q&A
– Video Q&A about Runners: Lower Extremity Injuries and How to Prevent Them: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/live-qa-runners-lower-extremity-injuries-and-how-to-prevent-them/

cldmeyers, did you get this injury as a result of being a runner? I'm confident that you still have the memory of how to stand, but it sounds like you might have lost the muscle to do so. How long are you able to stand using assistance? What PT are you doing at home?

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I'm 86 and this started last fall (2019). I definitely had not been running. No impact exercise. Standing doesn't seem trouble. I'm doing a lot of exercises for my knees and squats, using my gluteus.

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