Signs or Symptoms

Tenderness, ache or pain around and under the kneecap


The cartilage under the kneecap breaks down due to misuse


Malformation of the bone, overuse, muscular imbalances

Standard treatment

Anti-inflammatories, cortisone, stretching

AK Approach

Testing is done to determine muscle imbalances around the knee. Excessive stress can also come from imbalances in the foot and ankle and in the pelvis. Specific muscle therapies are used to normalize the muscle actions around the knee and especially the patella, kneecap. . Nutritional therapies aimed at decreasing inflammation are utilized Following this a rehabilitative program to develop equal muscle strength reinforced with a nutritional program to maximize muscle and cartilage regeneration are used. Other lifestyle modifications are used to prevent or minimize exacerbating the condition. A specific program for your needs is created.