The function of the medial patellofemoral ligament is to passively restrict patellar excursion. When the patella is pulled away laterally from the midline, the medial patella sustains the stress of the excessive traction, which results in internal tibial rotation, valgus knee, or excessive pronation. The cyclist feels the pain right on the tendon of the medial patel-lofemoral ligament and a popping sensation with each pedal stroke.
The treatment should include trigger points on both thigh and leg muscles, with trigger points on the patellofemoral ligament in addition to core muscles.
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