In athletes, patellofemoral pain syndrome can be a common injury, making it vital to have a treatment plan for athletes presenting to your office. Here are some initial treatments you can recommend to these patients.
1. Ice the knee 30 minutes three times daily.
2. Start quadriceps strengthening painlessly on day one.
3. Stretch the quadriceps and hamstrings three times daily. Avoid knee flexion over 45 degrees (this is too much knee flexion for kneecap pain).
4. Use a knee brace like the Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Brace for patellar stabilization.