patella femoral pain associated with back pain???

Discussions relating to Lower Back Pain.

patella femoral pain associated with back pain???

Postby sj_altman » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:37 pm

Hi All. I am wondering: Has anyone experienced pain in the kneecap (which the doctors refer to as patella femoral pain syndrome)--if so, what is your experience? I am wondering if is the result of my herniated disc from my back b/c it happened 5 ms. after it and I never had any problems before. It is very painful and i'm hoping it will heal once my back does. In any case it is most painful when going up or down hills, or doing stairs. thanks and happy healing.....

Postby Dean » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:24 pm

Hi sj,

I was hoping someone with a similar experience would answer your post, but we're a pretty small group. Unusual answers sometimes are difficult to come by.

I have not heard anyone mention kneecap pain in relation to sciatica... but then I tend to ignore symptoms. (I leave the diagnosis up to the doctors.)

I suspect that your knee problem is a separate issue. Best bet is to ask your doctor.

Site Admin
Posts: 329
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:13 am
Location: Ozark, MO

Return to Lower Back Pain

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Home   |   About   |   Articles   |   Books   |   Donations   |   Resources

Contact Information:
400 S. 10th Avenue
Ozark, Missouri 65721


© Copyright 2003, 2013

The information in is not intended as a substitute for medical professional help or advice but is to be used only as an aid in understanding back and neck pain. A physician should always be consulted for any health problem. provides links to other organizations as a service to our readers and is not responsible for the information, services, or products provided by these web sites, health professionals, or companies. See Terms and Conditions.