Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is the result of damage to the joint between the patella (knee cap) and femur (leg bone). This condition is more common in young females, and as the name suggests runners where stress is placed on the quadriceps muscle. Individuals describe pain under or around the patella, and indicate pain worsens with squatting, kneeling or with the use of stairs. Physiotherapy is effective in taping for proprioception and pain relief, strengthening of the quadriceps and hip muscles, and education on running pattern and appropriate footwear.