The patella is the medical name for the kneecap. Patellofemoral stress syndrome, or patellofemoral syndrome, describes the condition where stress is put on the kneecap from impact or a fall. The patella can also move out of its track or groove at the end of the femur bone, becoming dislocated and noticeably out of place. Those involved in running sports often incur these types of injuries, leading to the popular name for this condition, runner’s knee.
Dr. Roy Nini and the medical team at Full Range Spine & Ortho provide cutting-edge non-invasive treatments for patellofemoral syndrome, or runner’s knee. Our team uses regenerative medicine techniques to speed your body’s own natural healing processes to help you achieve a full recovery and return to mobility. Dr. Nini is a recognized knee expert, and he has diagnosed and treated many patients with runner’s knee and helped them to get back into the game.
Non-Invasive Runner's Knee Treatment in Fullerton, Encino
Runner’s knee is characterized by dull, aching pain in the front portion of the knee, along with increased pain when walking, standing, climbing stairs or using the knee after a period of inactivity. When the kneecap moves out of its groove, it can appear off-center to one side or the other. It may also make popping or cracking sounds when moving. Unlike some other knee injuries, the knee does not lock into place with patellofemoral syndrome.
Regenerative medicine techniques provide the elements your body needs to perform natural healing, only faster and more efficiently. Our regenerative treatments for runner’s knee at Full Range Spine & Ortho can include:
- RICE therapy
- PRP injections
- Stem cell therapy
- Joint injections
- Sports massage
- Physical therapy/exercises
Therapies such as PRP and stem cell injections place precise injections of these regenerative materials at the point of injury to help regenerate damaged tissues and speed healing. Other therapies are designed to reduce pain and inflammation and allow the damaged area to gain strength after healing.
Dr. Nini and his team may recommend several of these or other therapies as part of your customized treatment plan. Every patient receives a tailored plan that is specific to their particular injury or condition after a comprehensive exam and evaluation. Call or schedule an appointment online today if you suspect you have a runner’s knee injury. Full Range Spine & Ortho offers patellofemoral syndrome treatment without surgery.