How common is knee cap pain?

Knee cap pain is one of the most common knee conditions among adolescents, affecting up to 7% of this population. In adults, knee cap pain affects 17% of runners, and 23% of the general population.

Knee cap pain is two times more likely to affect women than men.



Supporting articles


Smith 2018. Incidence and prevalence of patellofemoral pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Boling 2010. Gender differences in the incidence and prevalence of patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Rathleff 2013. Care-seeking behaviour of adolescents with knee pain: a population-based study among 504 adolescents.

Taunton 2002. A retrospective case-control analysis of 2002 running injuries.

Wood 2011. The epidemiology of patellofemoral disorders in adulthood: a review of routine general practice morbidity recording.