Pain felt in the front/sides or below the kneecap is a really common occurrence. It can be sharp, aching or a combination of these. Typically this type of pain can sometimes: keep you awake at night, make it difficult to go up and down stairs, twinge when you stand up out of a chair and give you a tight feeling when you try and bend your knee.
Consequences of this are: limping, wasting of the important quads muscles in the top of your leg, swelling and frustration and annoyance that you aren’t able to live life the way you should.
The cause of this relates to irritability around the knee cap.
The irritability is usually a secondary effect of one or more of the following: poor muscle support,
degeneration behind the knee cap, tightness in the surrounding soft tissues, overload on the kneecap from too much squatting/lunging type exercise.