Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Your knees are vulnerable to wear, tear, and the injuries that go along with putting a lot of stress on this highly used joint, especially if you have been active for a number of years. Name a sport where using the knees (legs) are not important. There are very few, if any. It seems no matter how careful of protecting this area, injuries happen.
A common injury to your knee area is the Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). PFPS is an overuse injury caused by constant contact of the underside surface of the patella (knee cap) with the femur (thigh bone). Runners, basketball players, and females with an increased Q-angle (“knock-knees”) are some who are more susceptible to PFPS. Repeated weight-bearing activities, running, jumping, ascending and descending stairs, and even sitting for an extended period can aggravate the syndrome.
It is important to know that the knee does not solely translate “up and down” during knee movement. It also tilts and rotates, which means there are many points of contact between the patella and the femur.
Wearing a Lower Knee Band besides providing the compression needed to support those bruised and stretched tendons can also provide you with a bit of confidence that your now providing your Lower Knee with that support and are on your way to healing.
One of the key factors on getting your lower knee healthy is to follow your doctors orders and work on strengthening your knees on a regular basis with proper targeted exercise to that area. Working with a therapist or physical trainer can provide you with the knowledge needed to use the proper exercise to provide that strengthening effect.
Wearing the Lower Knee Compression Band from Boundr will help you to sustain your exercise program and provide you with the amount of compression you need since like all of our other compression band products, it is completely adjustable.