Patellofemoral pain syndrome is where the knee cap does not run in the grove that it lives in (femoral groove) correctly, when the knee cap runs too far to the left or right in the knee it causes extra stress to the knee joint leading to pain. This condition has a lot of biomechanic components due to the condition revolving around how the knee cap moves with the other bone of the leg. Therefore, this study looked at how the hip muscles in people with patellofemoral pain syndrome change. They found that there is an asymmetry of left and right hip muscles (gluteus medius) in people with patellofemoral pain syndrome.
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