Patellofemoral Syndrome can be caused by many different variables but ultimately can cause the same cartilage damage to the under surface of the patella. You asked is it curable, in many cases yes with simplistic anti inflammatory measures, stretching (especially the IT Band) and specific vastus medialis strengthening activities to have proper patella tracking. As for running again, everything is possible as long as you treat your body with the proper therapy and cross training, so you do not exacerbate your symptoms. Shoes shoes shoes....well if you have some biomechanical deviations they can help but they will not fix any structural abnormality. Stay healthy! JAG
Thank you for your advice!!!