Diagnosis of the source of your patients anterior knee pain is vital to be able to provide the specific treatment your patient needs, whether that is motor control retraining, taping, strengthening, orthotics or activity modification. You will treat a patellar tendinopathy very differently to patellofemoral pain or fat pad irritation, and to be able to treat each one specifically, you need to be able to identify the irritated structures.
In this video, David Pope explores clues in your patient's subjective assessment to guide your diagnosis of anterior knee pain, that you can then confirm or exclude with your specific tests and palpation in your objective examination.
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