The Effect of Foot Manipulations on Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
The knee is one of the most commonly injured sites of the lower extremities with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) being one of the most common problems. The incidence rate has been reported to be 22/1000 per year (1). The incidence in the female population was 33/1000 per year and 15/1000 per year for the male population. Females are reported to have 2.23 times more chance of developing PFPS than their male counter parts (1). The incidence risk was reported to be 9.66/100 in female athletes (2).
Gender was not a significant predictor of prevalence of PFPS, but females were 25% more likely to have a history of PFPS compared to males (1).... lees meer