According to a new study supervised exercise therapy is more effective at reducing pain and improving function than usual care for patients with severe knee pain.
The study has been published online in the British Medical Journal.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a condition in which pain occurs at the front of the knee during or after exercise and is a common reason to visit the doctor. Women are more likely to be affected than men, and symptoms usually start during adolescence when participation in sporting activities is high.
After analyzes, the boffins found that a higher proportion of patients in the exercise group than in the control group reported recovery.