Manage my knee cap pain

Trusted Consumer Resource of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

This information portal is here to help you manage your knee cap pain, and has been developed with input from patients and researchers from La Trobe University’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and Sao Paulo State University (UNESP).


The information is not intended to replace consultation with a physiotherapist or doctor. However, you may find that following the information helps you to reduce or stop your pain, or at least help you to manage it better.

Research indicates that 4 in 5 people accessing the ‘My Knee Cap’ website report improvement in their condition 6-weeks later.

Here is a video with 5 tips to help get you started.

Understanding your knee cap pain
Treatment options
Exercise program
Patient stories





These resources are not intended to serve as a prescribed standard of medical care. Standards of care are determined on the basis of all clinical data available for an individual patient and are subject to change as scientific knowledge and technology advance and patterns of care evolve.  These resources have been developed to inform practice and should be considered guidance only.  Following advice on this site will not ensure a successful outcome in every patient, nor should it be construed as including all proper methods of care or excluding other acceptable methods of care aimed at the same results.  The ultimate judgment regarding a particular clinical procedure or treatment plan must be made by the clinician, based on clinician experience, expertise and in light of the clinical presentation of the patient, the available evidence, available diagnostic and treatment options, and the patient’s values, expectations, and preferences.