Front knee pain is often caused by excessive contact pressure behind the kneecap due to the kneecap being too tight due to the shortening of the ligaments.


Medical: F.emoropatellares S.painssyndrome (FPSS)


In the manual examination, the mobility of the Kneecap inwards and the ability of the outer edge of the kneecap to be lifted forward. The length of the outer belt connection is determined by the "Ober`s test checked. The test procedure is carried out in a side comparison on both knee joints.

Ober`s test: In the side position on the rear edge of the bench, the ability to spread the upper leg (with hip extension and 90 ° knee flexion) is tested.
If it is not possible to spread the upper leg, the leg is shortened Iliotibial ligament (long band of connective tissue that extends on the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin).

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The knee joint is one of the joints with the greatest stress.

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Physiotherapeutic treatment: soft tissue techniques

  • Longitudinal massage (Longitudinal massage) of the iliotibial ligament and des Lateral retinaculum (Ligament connection on the outer kneecap side)

Through the longitudinal massages of the long ligament connection between the hip and Knee joint and the short ligament connection on the outer side of the kneecap, loosening and relaxation of these ligaments is achieved.

  • Fascia techniques:

The same effect is achieved through fascia techniques (a form of connective tissue treatment). These are in the physiotherapy treatment mediated to the patient for regular self-treatment.

  • Strain:

In the physiotherapeutic treatment, the patient is taught stretching exercises for the ITB, which, in combination with the fascia techniques, should be performed regularly at home.

  • Mobilization of the kneecap inwards

In connection with the soft tissue techniques, the physiotherapist mobilizes the Kneecap inside.

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By loosening the connective tissue structures, the kneecap moves more centered in its sliding bearing on the thigh bone, the pressure load on the cartilage sinks and the Knee pain subside.

  • Tape

By attaching a non-elastic tapes pain relief can also often be achieved on the kneecap or, if necessary, by wearing a knee bandage.

Please note

In no case does the “self” diagnostic agent replace a visit to your trusted doctor! We also make no claim to the completeness of the differential diagnoses presented (alternative causes).We assume no liability for the correctness of the self-diagnosis you have made! We strictly reject any form of self-therapy without consulting your doctor!

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