Knee Hyperextension Syndrome

Knee Hyperextension Syndrome


You have pain located around the kneecap that is aggravated with prolonged standing, walking, or possibly swimming or martial arts.  This is due to maintaining a posture of excessive knee extension or hyperextension with your knees bowed backwards.


  • Change posture and walking habits to eliminate knee hyperextension.
  • Strengthen the quadriceps and gluteus maximus to improve ability to control movement through these muscles rather than the knee joint.
  • Stretch the hamstrings and gastrocnemius if indicated.
  • Taping is indicated.

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