Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Care of the Young Athlete)
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most
common causes of knee pain in young athletes. The condition is an overuse injury
that results from activities that cause pressure or friction on the cartilage
behind the kneecap. Patellofemoral pain syndrome occurs frequently in athletes
who participate in sports that involve running, jumping, or squatting.