Knee cap pain has many names. It is also known as chondromalacia, runner's knee, patellar tendonitis, floating knee cap or patellofemoral pain syndrome. Each of these conditions are slight variations on the type of knee cap pain that a patient may experience.
There are over 100 types of arthritis - osteoarthritis, post-traumatic, rheumatoid, etc. The most common form is osteoarthritis, also known as OA or degenerative joint disease.
Osgood-Schlatter is a painful condition affecting the top of the shin bone right below the knee cap. It is commonly seen in children and adolescents around the time of a growth spurt.
Wearing an ACL knee brace can help prevent injury to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament or help support your knee after an ACL tear or injury. A brace specific to protecting your ACL reduces the amount of time that your ACL is in an “at-risk” position for tearing.