Dr. Harner describes the exercises that can be harmful to the patellofemoral joint.
Well, the exercises that really load the patellofemoral joint are stair climbing, wall slides, knee extensions; that’s where you sit and you extend your knees up. That puts very high forces on the kneecap, and those can damage your articular cartilage and lead to early arthritis.
About Dr. Harner, M.D.:
Dr. Christopher D. Harner, M.D., is a Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania Professor, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Medical Director, and works in the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.