Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome | Causes & Risk Factors

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What causes patellofemoral pain syndrome?

The exact cause of patellofemoral pain isn't known. It probably has to do with the way your kneecap (patella) moves on the groove of your thigh bone (femur).

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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