Pain at the front of the knee, behind the kneecap, is a common problem in adolescent girls. It is usually aggravated by such activities as playing sports, walking and climbing stairs. The pain is often worse at night, There is usually evidence of a slight roughening of the cartilage, the lining, on the back of the kneecap. This becomes inflamed when it rubs up and down across the knee joint. Any movement of the kneecap may be painful and the condition can be very debilitating.
Treatment with Connective Tissue Manipulation helps to reduce the inflammation and speed up the healing process. Gentle exercises without aggravating the kneecap and the short term avoidance of high heels will enable the patient to return to normal activities as soon as possible.