Patella tracking issues occur when the kneecap glides improperly within the groove at the front end of the femur (thigh bone). This can be caused from a shallow femural groove or if ligaments, tendons and muscles are too tight or too loose. A misaligned kneecap can also cause patella tracking problems.
Kneecap tracking issues can be extremely painful. Luckily, wearing a patella stabilizing brace can help alleviate kneecap pain. One of the best knee braces for patellar stabilization is the DonJoy Lateral J Knee Brace. Watch this video to learn why:
One of the most common reasons for knee pain in adolescents is Osgood Schlatter Disease. It’s more of a condition than a disease. As teenagers go through growth spurts, physical activity can cause friction on their bones as they’re growing. Osgood Schatter’s occurs when the shin bone rubs against the kneecap.
Luckily, Osgood Schlatter’s syndrome usually does not persist in to adulthood. Pain usually goes away after a few weeks. Patients can wear a knee strap or knee brace for Osgood Schatter’s which may help pain from returning. Here are a few that we recommend:
Aircast Infrapatellar Band – Unique aircells provide compression on the patellar tendon and surrounding areas, to help prevent the friction that causes pain.