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.