Kneecap pain has nothing to do with your knees?

In most of the cases I’ve seen, the cause of kneecap pain has very little to do with your actual kneecap. Sure, it is the kneecap that is hurting, and x-rays may prove that there is some wearing of the cartilage there. Your doctor or physical therapist may even show you that the kneecap is not in alignment with the rest of your leg. But the truth is, the most common causes of kneecap pain are poor hip strength, quad dominance, foot over-pronation or poor training techniques-usually of a combination of the four.

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