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Patellarfemoral Pain Syndrome Treatment & Relief Ireland

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Treating Patellarfemoral Pain Syndrome In Dublin, Ireland

If you are one of the many people who suffer from patellarfemoral pain syndrome, then you know just how painful and debilitating it can be. Thankfully, there are treatments available that can help relieve the pain and improve your quality of life.

Dublin Physical & Chiropractic is a clinic in Dublin, Ireland that offers a range of physical therapy and chiropractic treatments specifically designed to help treat patellarfemoral pain syndrome. We have helped many people achieve relief from their symptoms, and we hope to do the same for you.

man getting physiotherapy for patellarfemoral pain syndrome

What Causes Patellarfemoral Pain Syndrome?

According to the NCBI (National Centre Of Biotechnology):

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common causes of anterior knee pain encountered in the outpatient setting in adolescents and adults younger than 60 years.

Patellarfemoral pain syndrome is caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Overuse or repetitive strain on the patella.
  • Incorrect tracking of the patella.
  • Weak muscles around the knee joint.
  • Excessive tightness in the hamstrings and/or quadriceps.

What Are The Symptoms Of Patellarfemoral Pain Syndrome

The symptoms of patellarfemoral pain syndrome can vary from person to person, but typically include:

  • Pain in and around the patella.
  • Swelling of the knee joint.
  • Tenderness or stiffness around the patella.
  • Difficulty kneeling or squatting.
  • A grating sensation when bending the knee.

man with patellarfemoral pain syndrome

How We Help People With Patellarfemoral Pain Syndrome

Suffering from patellarfemoral pain syndrome?

You’re not alone. This condition is one of the most common causes of knee pain, and it can be extremely debilitating. But don’t worry, we have a team of experts that specialise in orthopaedic and neurological conditions and can help you get back to your life.

Our treatment options are drug-free, non-surgical interventions, and are tailored to you. We offer a range of evidence-based innovative treatment options.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment! We’ll help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.

man getting physiotherapy for patellarfemoral pain syndrome

How We Treat Patellarfemoral Pain Syndrome?

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic , we offer a range of treatments specifically designed to help people with patellarfemoral pain syndrome. They are designed to help relieve pain and improve function, for long term resolution of symptoms and freedom of movement. They include:

  • Physical therapy.
  • Chiropractic Care.
  • Laser Therapy.
  • Shockwave Therapy.
  • Exercise Therapy.
  • Intrinsic Core Strengthening.
  • Non-surgical Spinal Decompression.

Physical therapy 

Our physical therapists use a combination of techniques to help relieve pain, improve function, and prevent future flare-ups for people with patellarfemoral pain syndrome. These techniques include:

  • Manual therapy – Manual therapy is a hands-on treatment that involves manipulating the tissues around the patella to help loosen them and improve movement. This can help reduce pain and inflammation, and improve mobility.
  • Exercise therapy – Exercise therapy is a key part of physical therapy for patellarfemoral pain syndrome. Our therapists will design a programme of exercises that target the muscles around the knee joint, to help strengthen and support them. This can help improve tracking of the patella and reduce pain.

man receiving physiotherapy for patellarfemoral pain syndrome

Chiropractic Care 

Chiropractic care integrates a combination of spinal adjustments and non-surgical spinal decompression to release tight joints that may be compressing nerves and inhibiting your function. This can help alleviate patellarfemoral pain syndrome symptoms and help you get back to your life.

Laser Therapy 

Our laser therapy treatment uses a high-intensity light source to penetrate the skin and target affected areas of patellarfemoral pain syndrome. It is used as an analgesic (pain relief) and anti-inflammatory treatment, and can help reduce swelling and inflammation.

woman receiving laser therapy with patellarfemoral pain syndrome

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy uses high-intensity sound waves to target the affected tissues in patellarfemoral pain syndrome. This can help break down scar tissue and stimulate healing, reducing pain and inflammation.

Exercise Therapy 

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we believe that exercise is one of the most important treatment options for patellarfemoral pain syndrome.

Our therapists will design a personalised programme of exercises to target the muscles around the knee joint, helping to strengthen and support them. This can help improve movement and reduce pain.

Intrinsic Core Strengthening 

Our intrinsic core strengthening treatment helps to target the deep muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that support the spine and hips. These muscles are often weak in people with patellarfemoral pain syndrome, and strengthening them can help reduce symptoms.

intrinsic core strengthening

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression 

Our non-surgical spinal decompression treatment uses a special machine to gently stretch the spine, creating negative pressure within the discs. This helps promote retraction of bulging or herniated discs, taking pressure off the surrounding nerves. This treatment can help relieve patellarfemoral pain syndrome symptoms.

How To Book An Appointment 

Our team of highly skilled physical therapists and chiropractors will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs, helping you to get back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

To book an appointment for patellafemoral pain syndrome treatment at Dublin Physical & Chiropractic, please call us on 01-254-4800 or email [email protected].

Visit us in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Ireland

Our physical therapy & other services extend throughout Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown including Blackrock, Cherrywood, Stillorgan, Rathfarnham, Shankill, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Clonskeagh, and Killiney.

Our office is located just outside of the center of Dun Laoghaire and is between Deansgrange and Monkstown. You can find our building entrance on Lower Mounttown Road, across from Woodland Park. We are a 30-second walk from Dublin Bus stop 2031 which is outside of Mccormick’s Pub.


[1] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/patellofemoral-pain-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20350792

[2] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30633480/

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