I too have patella femoral pain. I had a lot of physical therapy and most of the exercises made the pain worse. I now get my best and longest relief from my chiropractor. (Yes he treats my knee) Do you have chiropractors in Italy if so, see if you can find one that can treat knees.
I hope this helps,
Well, it probably means that the rest was not adequate. You may require a longer rest for a few weeks depending on the severity. You could use walking supports or knee brace for the time being. Also for starting exercises, it is better to consult a physiotherapist, to avoid movements that could worsen the condition.
Hope this is useful.
Yes i have tried to rest, but everytime I rest and I try a little tiny walk, they sell again!
I would suggest resting the knee till the pain and swelling settle. Ice-packs and NSAIDS may also be helpful for relief. After that I would advice seeing a physiotherapist for exercises that would strengthen you hamstrings. You may also consult with your doctor if you would be required to wear a knee brace.
Hope this helps.