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Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common and often chronic musculoskeletal condition, affecting young and physically active adults. It is a particularly common diagnosis of patients seen at sports medicine practices, with the incidence rates varying from 2% to 30%.
Despite its high prevalence, the exact aetiology of PFP remains unclear, although evidence suggests a multifactorial origin. It is likely that the underlying cause of PFP is not the same for all patients. Because of the diverse origin of PFP, many rehabilitation programmes with various approaches have been proposed to treat this disorder. Several studies have demonstrated that physical therapy is effective in treating PFP; however, a high variation in …
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