Patellofemoral Pain Treatment in the Quad Cities


Comprehensive treatment for patellofemoral pain syndrome is available at ORA Orthopedics – the largest and most innovative provider of orthopedics in Moline, IL, Bettendorf, IA, Davenport, IA, and throughout the Quad Cities. With easily accessible centers, extended hours and same or next-day appointments, we make it simpler than ever before to receive world-class care from orthopedic and sports medicine specialists.

Also known as “runner’s knee,” patellofemoral pain syndrome is a condition in which a dull, aching pain develops around the knee cap. It’s more common in people who run and participate in sports, and the discomfort often increases with activity.  It’s quite normal to experience mild pain and stiffness around your joints after engaging in physical activity, but it’s important to visit a doctor if your discomfort does not improve after a few days of using self-care methods, such as heat/ice therapy and gentle stretching.

Your ideal course of patellofemoral pain syndrome treatment will depend on the extent of your symptoms, your lifestyle and other key factors. At ORA Orthopedics’ Hip & Knee Center of Excellence in the Quad Cities, our doctors take a personalized approach to care and will focus on addressing your unique needs and returning you to the things you love about living as quickly and safely as possible.

A few examples of our treatment options include:

  • Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support the knee and promote flexibility
  • Bracing to stabilize the knee joint and improve pain
  • Minimally invasive knee arthroscopy, in more severe cases, to remove cartilage fragments

Contact ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities today to learn more about our approach to patellofemoral pain treatment and how we can help you overcome your knee discomfort.