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google doug kelsey PhD, PT about ‘runners knee’. its quite unique and physiologically sound.
the issue is the PF joint surface itself may be weak and needs to be toughened. you need to heal the joint itself first, not muscle/tendon, etc. They all have different load capacities. And even though the MRI is ‘normal’ does not mean the cartilage hasn’t softened.