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Patella Femoral Syndrome

Patella femoral syndrome refers to pain in the front of the knee. Pain occurs when the kneecap (patella) does not track properly in the patellar groove. This often happens due to thigh muscle imbalances and/or faulty walking mechanics in the foot.

Patella Realignment

Dynamic re-alignment with the Patella Pro helps relieve anterior knee pain

With re-alignment by the Patella Pro, the patella is centred so it tracks precisely. What dynamic means in this case: At the beginning of flexion and extension, when the patella is not yet sufficiently guided, the orthosis tracks it specifically. As the knee joint is flexed further, the patella glides into the track of the femur and Patella Pro does not exert any additional force. The Patella Pro only provides as much support as the patella needs at any given time. There is no over-correction. With its unique functionality, the Patella Pro sets new standards in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome. It is the result of years of research and development by Ottobock in cooperation with medical specialists in a wide variety of fields.

Genumedi® PT Knee support

Promote muscular balance with the Genumedi PT knee support for patella guidance.

The compressive support promotes blood flow and, together with the integrated pad around the kneecap, creates a massaging effect that accelerates the reduction of swelling and bruising. The incorporated pad system lightly guides the kneecap. In addition, patella-guiding muscle structures in the thigh are positively influenced by the massage and the pressure of the pads, so that the guidance of the knee cap is improved. The strap can be used to individually adjust the pressure. The support achieves the greatest effect during physical activity. Generally, the support can be worn all day. However, you should do so only if you are comfortable wearing the support.

Custom Foot Orthotics

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Proper foot mechanics can lead to better knee cap tracking and reduced pain.

Foot orthotics (custom or non-custom) can help alleviate patella femoral pain by preventing excessive pronation of the foot.

Our team of Chiropodists and Kinesiology graduates can help you with all your custom foot orthotic needs.

Massage for relief + function with Addaday

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The outside of the quadriceps muscles (thigh area) have a tendency to tighten up which can cause a pulling effect on the knee cap. The knee cap is pulled too much towards the outside of the knee and can cause pain while walking or jogging. Using self massaging techniques can help alleviate this tension and provide pain relief.