It’s common to have front knee pain at some stage of your life as your patella – knee cap – is in constant use as you walk up and down stairs or hills.
A properly-functioning knee cap travels up and down a small narrow groove. Sometimes, however, it gets slightly diverted, resulting in increasing soft tissue irritation which is aggravated by walking up and down stairs
Getting your knee cap or patella to stay in the centre of your knee is tricky, requiring various rehabilitation exercises, many of which are difficult to do without attending a Premier League Rehabilitation Centre with swimming pools and expensive exercise equipment.
Even with such amazing rehabilitation centres Britain still has problems in supporting athletes to become world champions or even reaching the quarter finals of a competition.
For non-athletes, we have to hope that our knee caps remain positioned in the centre of our knees so that we don’t experience pain at the front of our knees.
More about less frequently-occurring causes of knee pain another time.