Easing aching kneecaps

Patellofemoral pain can make it hard to squat, go down stairs, or just sit through a movie.

As any reader of Harvard Women's Health Watch knows, exercise offers many benefits for health and well-being, but it can also put stress on muscles and joints. For one thing, that mountain hike or four-mile run on the first beautiful spring day (after a long, sedentary winter) might just reward you with pain in the front of your knee.

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