Exercises are the key element of any treatment for anterior knee pain or patellofemoral pain. Up to 95% of patients improve with correctly performed rehabilitation. Keep in mind that if the thigh muscles are strong, the patella will move within the trochlea with less pressure. Unfortunately, it is quite usual to see many patients perform these exercises the wrong way in terms of method, frequency and intensity. This is usually because of a lack of detailed medical information that leads to doing recovery exercises incorrectly. Thus, it does not yield any improvement and sometimes even aggravates the problem. This generates disappointment that leads patients to dropping the routine.
Exercises should be done at least 4 times a week with maximum intensity for about 30 minutes per session. There are 4 essential types of exercises to execute, which have scientifically proven their effectiveness:
- Isometric quadriceps
- Hip adductors and rotators
- Muscle stretchings
- Core strengthening (Not included in the videos)