||Pain associated with maltracking of the patella (kneecap). Can lead to subluxation or chondromalacia.
||Any activity that causes repetitive strain to the knee area, such as excessive running. Improper foot biomechanics (pronation) may also strain the knee, effecting the tracking of the patella.
||Dull ache in front of knee. Pain under and around patella, especially when walking up stairs. Often accompanied by crepitus (grinding, clicking). Buckling or locking of knee may occur.
||Reduce activity to promote healing. Ice knee area pre or post activity to reduce inflammation and pain. Strengthening and stretching exercises are advisable under the advise of a medical professional. Wearing a knee support may reduce strain to area. As with any orthopedic injury, a consultation with a medical professional is recommended.