Prevalence of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Among Sports Sciences Students In Lahore


  • Sidra Ali Anabia Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center, Rasheed Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sajjad Ali Sajjad ABWA College of Physiotherapy, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Mehwish Niaz Department of Allied Health Sciences, CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Arif Ali Rana Central Park Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Munazza Waseem ABWA College of Physiotherapy, Faisalabad, Pakistan



Anterior knee pain, Patellar pain, Chondromalacia patella, Sports injury


Patellofemoral pain syndrome is characterized by severe pain around the knee cap during physical activities. Many researches have been done to describe the causes of PFP and it is found that it is multifactorial in nature. It is suggested that Patellofemoral pain can persist for many years and can cause decline in sports participation.  Muscular  imbalance and  over activity are major  causes of knee pain in Sports related PFP .Multiple management strategies are used in the intervention protocol of PFP  however, more research is required to find potential causes of knee pain and its management in sport sciences. Objective: The aim of this study is to find out prevalence of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome among Sports Sciences students in Lahore. Methods: This is an observational study; cross sectional survey with 306 estimated sample size 288 participants were respondents but remaining 18 were non respondents  and data  is collected from  students of sports sciences department in mentioned universities using  Kujala Scoring questionnaire. Data is entered and analyzed using SPSS version 21. Results: The results shows that age of participants were between 19 to 25 years. Number of male(62.15%)  participants were more than female(37.85%) participants .prevalence of PFP among sports sciences students is 63.54%(  N=183)  with  mild or no symptoms of anterior knee pain, 26.74%(N=77) with  moderate symptoms and  9.72% (N=28)  with severe symptoms of Patellofemoral pain syndrome. Conclusion: According to the results we concluded that there are mild or no symptoms of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in 63.54 % Sports Sciences Students in Lahore,26.74 % Sport Sciences Students have moderate symptoms of Anterior Knee joint Pain and  9.72% Sports Sciences Students have severe Symptoms Of  Patellofemoral  Pain Syndrome


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i1.281
Published: 2022-01-31

How to Cite

Ali , S. ., Sajjad , S. A. ., Niaz, M. ., Rana, A. A. . ., & Waseem, M. . (2022). Prevalence of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Among Sports Sciences Students In Lahore. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(1), 154–159.



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