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Squatting re-education with lumbo-pelvic-thigh muscle cocontraction improves functional performance in patellofemoral pain syndrome: a case presentation

Manickaraj, N 2018 , 'Squatting re-education with lumbo-pelvic-thigh muscle cocontraction improves functional performance in patellofemoral pain syndrome: a case presentation' , PM & R, vol. 10, no. 7 , pp. 779-783 , doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.11.004.

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Abstract

Anterior knee pain, with or without joint crepitus during squatting, is the common clinical feature in the individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Altered lower extremity alignment and lumbo-pelvic-thigh muscles motor control is often associated with PFPS. Although current interventions recommend individual muscle activation and strength training exercises, the reported benefits of cocontraction−based exercises in PFPS is limited. This might be due to the long-standing hypothesis that exercise-induced cocontraction of thigh muscles may induce a negative effect by increasing the joint contact forces in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. This case report demonstrates that neuromuscular re-education performed with lumbo-pelvic-thigh muscle cocontraction may improve functional performance and reduce patellofemoral joint crepitus in PFPS. Further controlled trials are necessary to generalize these results.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Manickaraj, N
Keywords: squatting reeducation, patellofemoal pain, knee pain
Journal or Publication Title: PM & R
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISSN: 1934-1482
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.11.004
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Copyright 2018 by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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