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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Most mild to moderate patellofemoral pain can be treated at home
  • Try resting your knee, icing, and taking ibuprofen (Advil) to reduce swelling and pain

When you may need a provider

  • Pain does not go away after a few months.
  • You want physical therapy to help strengthen muscles around the knee and reduce the strain on the joint

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