Fat Pad Impingement

WHO? • Young athletes • Runners • Cyclists • Soccer/ Footy players WHAT? Fat pad impingment syndrome is a common condition affecting the knee joint and may also be referred to as Hoffa’s Syndrome. The fat pad is a small, sensitive area of soft tissue, composed mailny of adipose tissue (hence the name), that is found just underneath the bottom half of your kneecap and patellar tendon. This fat pad helps to lubricate the knee joint, whilst also acting as a bit of a shock absorber. WHEN? Fat pad impingement can occur at any age but most often occurs in active teenagers [...]