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Plica Syndrome

How much do you know about Plica Syndrome?
-Plica syndrome is an irritation of the membrane in the knee joint that keeps the joint lubricated.
-When this tissue on the inside of the kneecap becomes irritated, it results in knee pain and tenderness to touch.
-Maintaining appropriate lower-extremity mobility and muscular strength, and paying particular attention to your exercise routine (especially changes in an exercise activity and the volume of exercises performed) are the best methods for preventing plica syndrome.
-Plica syndrome is most often treated with physical therapy to improve mobility and strengthening at the knee to decrease tension and irritation.
***Contact your physician to refer you to physical therapy for a full evaluation as soon as symptoms begin for immediate attention and a quicker recovery!***
This information and more about Plica Syndrome found at: http://www.moveforwardpt.com/SymptomsConditionsDetail.aspx?cid=65631f95-04b3-41f7-b7dc-402467cdbaa0
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Plica Syndrome

Plica syndrome is an irritation of the membrane in the knee joint that keeps the joint lubricated.

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