Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Avoidance at Work

I am continuing on with part two of my tips on avoiding patellofemoral pain syndrome at work.

If you missed part one, you can check it out here:

==> Avoiding Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome at Work

Now lets get to two more ways you can avoid patellofemoral pain syndrome at work.

#3 – Getting Up and Down

Most of us have sitting jobs.  When we move from sitting to standing, this puts a lot of stress on the knee joint specifically the knee cap against the knee.

The most common way people get up out of a chair is they put most of their weight on their toes and stand up.  Getting up this way, can be irritating on your knees.

You can try this to decrease the irritation.  When you get up from sitting, you can have more of your weight on your heels when you get out of the chair.  This will put less stress on the knees and force the hamstrings and gluteus maximus to do more of

#4 – Don't Let Your Knees Collapse

Often times when people move from standing to sitting, their knees collapse in.

When this happens, it forces the knee cap to move in a way it is not use to move which is outside it groove.   When the knee cap is pushed outside its grove, it puts greater stress on the edges of the groove.  This leads to irritation of the knee and can lead to patellofemoral pain syndrome symptoms.

When moving some standing to sitting, work hard to have your legs hip with apart and have the knees smoothly go over your toes.  Your knees will be happier and you will decrease the pain you get in your knees.

I hope this helps decrease you knee pain especially from patellofemoral pain syndrome.

I know they have helped me with my knees and knee pain.

If you are looking for specific exercises for patellofemoral pain syndrome, check this out:

==>  PFPS Exercises

Rick Kaselj, MS