Effectiveness of hip muscle strengthening in patellofemoral pain syndrome patients

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is characterized by anterior knee pain, which could limit the performance of functional activities. The influence of hip joint motion on the development of this syndrome has already been documented in the literature. In this regard, studies have examined the effectiveness of hip muscle strengthening in patients with PFPS. The objectives of this systematic review Hip muscle strengthening is effective in decreasing the severity of pain and improving functional capabilities in patients with PFPS, despite the lack of evidence for its ability to increase muscle strength were to summarize the literature related to the effects of hip muscle strengthening on pain intensity, muscle strength, and function in individuals with PFPS and to asses the methodological quality of the selected studies. Seven studies were selected. These studies showed that hip muscle strengthening was effective in reducing pain. However, the studies did not agree regarding the treatments’ ability to improve muscle strength. Improvement in functional capabilities after hip muscle strengthening was found in five studies.

Hip muscle strengthening is effective in decreasing the severity of pain and improving functional capabilities in patients with PFPS, even though there is a lack of evidence for its ability to increase muscle strength.

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